Follow the Standard Microbiological Practices Outlined in:
- Biosafety in Microbial and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition (The BMBL is both a code of practice and an authoritative reference. Knowledge sufficient to work safely with hazardous microorganisms requires a careful review of the entire BMBL. This will offer the reader an understanding of the biosafety principles that serve as the basis for the concepts and recommendations included in this reference. Reading only selected sections will not adequately prepare even an experienced laboratory worker to handle potentially infectious agents safely).
- Requirements for Working at Biosafety Level 1 at St. Olaf College
- American Society for Microbiology: Guidelines for Biosafety Teaching in Laboratories (2012)
- American Society for Microbiology: Laboratory Protocols
- Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal of Infectious Materials
- ABSA: Introduction to Biosafety for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
- NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
- Guiding Principles for Biosafety Governance
Placement of Biohazard Signs
- In addition to cautions posted at the entrance to the laboratory, appropriate universal warning signs or symbols shall be placed on all freezers, refrigerators, centrifuges, incubators, waste containers, etc., where biohazardous materials are used or stored.
- Please contact the CHO if you need additional signage.