Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:55:04 -0400
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In addition to the BMBL recommended, please download a personal pdf copy of "Biosafety In the Laboratory" from national academy press.  Bound copies are also available from LSI.
Another good (and free online) publication is the World Health Organization "Laboratory Biosafety Manual". 
James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
Chair, ICASE Committee on Safety in Science Education
International Council for Associations of Science


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In a message dated 10/6/2011 11:53:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, FermBarretA**At_Symbol_Here**SAU.EDU writes:

We have a push for undergrad research (at our primarily undergrad institution), and a student wants to work with a Level 2 organism (Staph. aureus) under the supervision of our cell biologist.  This will be the first time a non-faculty member has worked directly with a level 2 organism here.  Please share thoughts about whether this is/is not advisable, the relative risks, etc.  Being the first time this has come up, we are in a position to formulate our policy.  Many thanks.


Barry Ferm

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Biology & Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator

St. Ambrose University



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