From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Biosafety guide suggestions?
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:14:44 -0400
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Hi Ralph,

Our students who perform BSL-2 research (which requires an approved protocol from our IBC, whether or not rDNA is involved) are required to read the appropriate sections of the BMBL, which is pretty much the biosafety bible. It's been a while since I was 20, but I think it's pretty clear in terms of does contain information about BSL-3 and BSL-4 practices, but each BSL level is discussed separately...

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

Also, the American Society for Microbiology put out teaching lab guidelines which although targeted to faculty/staff, should still be quite useful to inform students about best practices...

ASM Teaching Lab biosafety guidelines

Hope this helps,

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Stuart, Ralph <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Does anyone have a preferred resource to refer undergraduate laboratory students (any lab science, but particularly chemistry or biology students) for appropriate general educational information about biosafety in non-clincal laboratories? I'm thinking primarily of students who will be working with BSL 1 and BSL 2 materials.

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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