From: "Markopoulos, Marjorie Marie" <marjorie.markopoulos**At_Symbol_Here**WRIGHT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Biosafety reference list?
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:24:34 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Hi Ralph,


This is a list of resources that I have collected. The Dow Chemical Companys video provides a nice introduction to the differences between Biosafety Level 1 and Biosafety Level 2. It also describes good microbiological practices.



         Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition (BMBL)

         Biological Risk Assessment Template provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

         Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDSs)  provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada

         Risk Group Classification for Infectious Agents provided by the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)

         Recognizing the Biosafety Levels Training provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

         Biological Hazards Lab Safety Module provided by the Dow Chemical Company


I hope this helps.




Marjorie M. Markopoulos, M.S., CBM, CCHO, CSP, RBP

Biological and Chemical Safety Officer

Wright State University

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

047 Biological Sciences

Dayton, OH  45435

Phone:  937-775-2797



On 10/19/16, 9:00 AM, "ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety on behalf of Stuart, Ralph" <DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU on behalf of Ralph.Stuart@KEENE.EDU> wrote:


    As of this morning, I have a "pop training" now scheduled for Friday for biology students conducting BSL-1 level undergrad research. Their future biolab work is entirely unpredictable, so I'd like to include a list of key references they might want to know about in the future. I'm pretty well covered on the chemical safety side in this regard, but I wonder if anyone on the list has put together a list of 4 or 5 key safety references that beginning bio lab workers should be aware of. I know about the large professional volumes like BMBL, but am looking for something more friendly for this audience. Something like "SACL for the Biolab".


    Thanks for any help with this.


    - Ralph


    Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO

    Chemical Hygiene Officer

    Keene State College



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