ABSA Anthology of Biosafety Series

The ABSA Anthology of Biosafety Series is, to date, a 14-book series that addresses biosafety in different settings.

Anthology of Biosafety I: Perspectives on Laboratory Design

Chapter 1: Management of Biosafety, Chapter 2: Design Issues at the Management/Facility Interface, Chapter 3: Primary Biocontainment Devices, Chapter 4: HVAC Issues in Secondary Biocontainment, Chapter 5: Open BSL-2 Laboratories, Chapter 6: Facility Guidelines for BSL-2 and BSL-3 Biological Laboratories, Chapter 7: Design of BSL-3 Laboratories, Chapter 8: Building a Maximum Containment Laboratory, Chapter 9: Designing the BSL-4 Laboratory, Chapter 10: Role of the Class III Cabinet in Achieving BSL-4, Chapter 11: Containment Design Concepts for Extraterrestrial Sample Return, Chapter 12: Biosafety Considerations for Design of Large-Scale Facilities, Chapter 13: Small Animal Research Facilities and Equipment, Chapter 14: Small Animal Research Facility Management, Chapter 15: Large Animal Research Facilities, Chapter 16: Waste Management Considerations

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Anthology of Biosafety II: Facility Design Considerations

Chapter 1: Working Safely with Wild Poliovirus, Chapter 2: Biocontainment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Viruses, Chapter 3: Maximum Containment for Researchers Exposed to Biosafety Level 4 Agents, Chapter 4: Modular/Mobile BSL-2/3 Laboratories, Chapter 5: Facility Maintenance Operations (Skilled Trades) for Biological Containment Laboratories, Chapter 6: Construction and Commissioning Guidelines for Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) Facilities, Chapter 7: Safety and Health Considerations for Conducting Work with Biological Toxins, Chapter 8: Primary Containment Devices for Toxicological Research and Chemical Process Laboratories, Chapter 9: Toxicology Laboratories, Chapter 10: Medical and Infectious Waste Management

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Anthology of Biosafety III: Application of Principles

Chapter 1: Risk Assessment for Working with Infectious Agents in the Biological Laboratory, Chapter 2: Biosafety Considerations in rDNA: Viral Gene Transfer Vectors, DNA-based Vaccines and Xenotransplantation, Chapter 3: Biological Safety and the Academic Environment, Chapter 4: Biosafety Issues in Hospital Settings, Chapter 5: An Overview: Biological Safety from a Global Perspective, Chapter 6: Beyond Compliance: Global Biological Safety at Johnson & Johnson, Chapter 7: Twenty Years of Global Biosafety Programs, Chapter 8: Ergonomic Considerations in Biomedical Research Laboratories

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Anthology of Biosafety IV: Issues in Public Health

Chapter 1: Autopsy Biosafety, Chapter 2: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Chapter 3: Emergency Response Action Plan for Pathogens, Chapter 4: Bioterrorism: Public Health Preparedness, Chapter 5: Biological/Chemical Terrorism and the University, Chapter 6: Establishing a European Network for the Diagnosis of “Imported” Viral Diseases (ENIVD), Chapter 7: Global Perspectives on Infectious Substance Transportation, Chapter 8: Biosafety Needs in Laboratories in Developing Countries, Chapter 9: Biosafety in Brazil: Past, Present, and Prospects for the Future, Chapter 10: Understanding, Assessing, and Communicating Topics Related to Risk in Biomedical Research Facilities, Chapter 11: Status of Schools of Public Health in Educating Public Health Laboratory Scientists, Chapter 12: The Public Health Laboratory System—Is It Prepared?, Chapter 13: Managing and Using Immunization and Medical Surveillance Data, Chapter 14: Biosafety in Public Health Laboratories, Chapter 15: Biological Safety and Public Health Laboratory Design, Chapter 16: Design Issues for Insectaries, Chapter 17: Bioterrorist Threats to the Food Supply, Chapter 18: Emerging and Reemerging Bacterial Zoonotic Infections in Russia: Current Trends, Chapter 19: Investigations of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, Chapter 20: Agricultural Pathogens, Biological Containment, and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

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Anthology of Biosafety V: BSL-4 Laboratories

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Biosafety from the U.S. Biological Warfare Program (1941-1972), Chapter 2: Anthology of Some Biosafety Aspects in Russia (up to 1960), Chapter 3: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: A Global Perspective, Chapter 4: Emergence of Bacterial and Other Zoonoses: Why Always A Surprise?, Chapter 5: Why Does Brazil Need a Biosafety Level 4 Facility?, Chapter 6: Security Considerations for Microbiological and Biomedical Facilities, Chapter 7: Polio Virus Laboratories, Chapter 8: The Polio Facility at SSI in Denmark: GMP and Containment, Chapter 9: A Comparison of Containment Facilities and Guidelines in Russia and the United States, Chapter 10: Working at Biocontainment Level 4—Contain the Operator or Contain the Bug?, Chapter 11: A Class III Cabinet BSL-4 Laboratory, Chapter 12: BSL-4 Laboratory Guidelines, Chapter 13: Class III Cabinet Line in Japan, Chapter 14: Validation of a BSL-4 Laboratory, Chapter 15: Medical Emergency Planning for BSL-4 Containment Facilities, Chapter 16: Monitoring of Specific Contamination of Virology Laboratories During Work with Filoviruses, Chapter 17: Performance Verification of Containment Level 4 Laboratories: The Canadian Approach, Chapter 18: Design and Operation of a High-Containment Sewage Treatment Facility, Chapter 19: Animal Experimentation in Level 4 Facilities, Chapter 20: Animal Necropsy in Maximum Containment

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Anthology of Biosafety VI: Arthropod Borne Diseases

Chapter 1: Arthropod Vectors and Their Role in Transmitting Pathogens to Humans and Animals, Chapter 2: Laboratory-acquired Infections, Chapter 3: Biosafety Issues and Solutions for Working with Infected Mosquitoes, Chapter 4: Working Safely with Recombinant Viruses and Vectors, Chapter 5: Protect Yourself and Your Sample: Processing Arbovirus-infected Biting Midges for Viral Detection Assays and Differential Expression Studies, Chapter 6: Isolation of Arboviruses from Field-collected Mosquitoes, Chapter 7: Arthropod Containment Guidelines, Chapter 8: Safe and Secure Handling of Virus-exposed Biting Midges Within a BSL-3-Ag Containment Facility, Chapter 9: An Alkaline Hydrolysis Tissue Digestion System for a BSL-3-Ag Containment Facility, Chapter 10: Organizing and Carrying Out Work with Animals Under Stationary Laboratory and Field Conditions, Chapter 11: Biosafety Practices in Field Research: A Reviewed Experience, Chapter 12: Collaborative Research on Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus at SRCVB “Vector”—Scientific and Biosafety Aspects

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Anthology of Biosafety VII: Biosafety Level 3

Chapter 1: Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory Design, Chapter 2: Modular/ Mobile BSL-2/3+ Laboratories, Chapter 3: BSL-3 Insectary Facilities, Chapter 4: From Dioxin to Anthrax: A Laboratory Redesign, Chapter 5: Formaldehyde Fumigation for BSL-3 Facilities, Chapter 6: The Class III Biological Safety Cabinet, Chapter 7: Comparative Pathology in Biosafety Level 3 Containment, Chapter 8: Biocontainment in Developing Countries, Chapter 9: Biosafety, Field Research, and Issues Related to Emerging Diseases in Brazil, Chapter 10: Some Biosafety Considerations for Special Agents Using BSL-3 Facilities in Brazil, Chapter 11: Procedures for Wild Poliovirus Containment at the Time of Global Certification of Polio Eradication, Chapter 12: The Moment of Truth: Crisis Communication for Laboratories, Chapter 13: Transport of Infectious Substances—The Development of New Regulations, Chapter 14: Community Relations for High-Containment Laboratories: The Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health Model, Chapter 15: Treatment of Solid and Liquid Biowaste and ISO Registration of the Process, Chapter 16: U.S. Laboratory Response Network and Its International Expansion

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Anthology of Biosafety VIII: Evolving Issues in Containment

Chapter 1: Toward Global Biosafety Harmonization, Chapter 2: Emerging Challenges to Containment: Development of a Biodefense Infrastructure, Chapter 3: Brazilian Experience in Implementation of Biosafety Level 3 Laboratories (BSL-3), Chapter 4: Design Considerations for Large-Scale Production of Biologicals: GMP and Containment Synergies, Chapter 5: Animal Room Design Issues in High-Containment, Chapter 6: Mobile/Modular Containment Facilities, Chapter 7: Management of Multihazardous Wastes from High-Containment Laboratories, Chapter 8: Viral Genetic Diversity Network (VGDN) in Brazil, Chapter 9: Working Safely with the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

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Anthology of Biosafety IX: Exploring the Performance Envelope for BSL-3 and BSL-4 Laboratories

Chapter 1: Emerging Infections and Healthcare Settings, Chapter 2: Biosafety: Emerging Issues and International Challenges, Chapter 3: The BSL-4 Laboratory: Perspective Verses Reality, Chapter 4: Design and Ongoing Operational Challenges for Building Automation Systems in a Containment Facility, Chapter 5: Steam Effluent Decontamination System, Chapter 6: Design Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Facilities in Brazil, Chapter 7: Developing a Unit to Care for Patients with Highly Communicable, Serious Infectious Diseases, Chapter 8: The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit, Chapter 9: Technological Integration and Development of the Modern Mobile Laboratory, Chapter 10: Certification Process of a Biosafety Level-3 Facility in Nebraska’s State Public Health Laboratory, Chapter 11: Operation of a High-Containment Laboratory Using Select Agents, Chapter 12: Managing Animals in Containment—A Director’s View, Chapter 13: Modern Biological Safety Standards in Tuberculosis Diagnostic (Clinical) Laboratories, Chapter 14: Biosafety Enclosures for Automated Laboratory Equipment, Chapter 15: Performing Small Particle Research in New Environments with Robotic Applications, Chapter 16: Aerobiology Containment Systems, Chapter 17: Decontamination and Disinfection Validation of Viral Agents in an Industrial Environment, Chapter 18: Operating a BSL-3 Facility Under GMPs, Chapter 19: Challenges of GMP Requirements in Containment Design: What do the Regulations Say?

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Anthology of Biosafety X: Animal Biosafety

Chapter 1: Expectations of the USDA Animal Care Inspector in Barrier Facilities, Chapter 2: Aerosol Infection of Small Animals—Safety Considerations, Chapter 3: Medical Surveillance for Personnel Working with Animals, Chapter 4: Transport of Infectious Materials, Chapter 5: Animal Biosafety Level 3: Facility Design Considerations, Chapter 6: Road Map to a Successful Program: How to Put It All Together, Chapter 7: Animal Biosafety Level Determinations, Chapter 8: ABSL-3 Caging, Chapter 9: Public Communication and BSL-4 Labs: The UC Davis Experience, Chapter 10: Safety in the Biomedical Laboratory, Chapter 11: Biocontainment Recommendations for Animal Agricultural Pathogens, Chapter 12: A Class III Cabinet BSL-4 Laboratory, Chapter 13: Using Viral Vectors in Animal Research, Chapter 14: Advanced Technologies in Animal Research, Chapter 15: Managing Students and Other Academic Challenges in Animal Biocontainment Facilities, Chapter 16: Meeting the Challenges of High-Containment Animal Care, Chapter 17: Medical Management of Exposures to Biological Threat Agents, Chapter 18: Transport of Animals, Chapter 19: Navigating Through IACUC—IACUC and IACUC-IBC Overlaps: Jointly Sponsored Research and Peer Review of Hazardous Agent Use in Animals, Chapter 20: BMBL: The New Edition, Chapter 21: International Agriculture BSL-3/4 Facilities, Chapter 22: Nonhuman Primate Husbandry and Procedures for ABSL-3 and ABSL-4, Chapter 23: Contract Staffing in Animal Biocontainment Facilities, Chapter 24: IACUC Issues in Biocontainment Research

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Anthology of Biosafety XI: Worker Health and Safety Issues

Chapter 1: S.A.F.E.R. Together—Building a Multidisciplinary Biosafety Network, Chapter 2: Serum Banking in Biomedical Research, Chapter 3: Medical Countermeasures against Agents of Bioterrorism, Chapter 4: Health and Safety During Public Health Responses and International Travel, Chapter 5: Occupational Health Issues for Animal Care Workers, Chapter 6: Laboratory Animal Allergy, Chapter 7: Respirator Fit Testing—Does It Really Protect Me?, Chapter 8: Overview of the Biosafety Risk Assessment Process, Chapter 9: Bacterial and Fungal Infections among Diagnostic Laboratory Workers: Evaluating the Risks, Chapter 10: Achieving a “Biosafety Culture” in Biomedical Laboratories, Chapter 11: Biocontainment Training: Setting Minimal Training Standards for Personnel, Chapter 12: Creating a Value-added Safety Culture, Chapter 13: Biosafety in Research and Clinical Settings, Chapter 14: Trends in Clinical Laboratory Design, Chapter 15: Patient Facility Safety and Design, Chapter 16: Biocontainment of Polio Vaccine Production and Laboratory Facilities, Chapter 17: Core Issues in Retrofitting an Existing Facility, Chapter 18: Communicating Effectively: The Key to Influencing Others

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Anthology of Biosafety XII: Managing Challenges for Safe Operations of BSL-3/ABSL-3 Facilities

Chapter 1: Strategies for Coping with Multiple Biological Safety Regulations in High- Containment Laboratories, Chapter 2: Reports, Legislation, and the Policy Process: Biosecurity and the Select Agent Program, Chapter 3: Biological Risk Assessment, Chapter 4: Laboratory Emergencies and the Incident Command System: A Brief Introduction to Roles and Responsibilities, Chapter 5: Laboratory Biosafety Competency Development for the BSL-2, -3, and -4, Chapter 6: Validation of Non-Traditional Containment Equipment, Chapter 7: Joint Perspectives on Managing a High-Containment Facility: Principal Investigator and Biosafety Personnel, Chapter 8: Training & Staff Management in the Midst of the 2009 A(H1N1) Influenza Virus Outbreak, Chapter 9: Biosecurity Considerations for Containment Laboratories: Example of a Public University System, Chapter 10: Laboratory Exposures to Botulinum Toxin: Review and Updates of Therapeutics for the Occupational Health Provider, Chapter 11: An Innovative Approach to Controlling Waste Water in a Bio-Containment Laboratory, Chapter 12: Energy Efficiency Considerations in BSL-3 and ABSL-3 Laboratories, Chapter 13: Greening Biosafety Laboratories, Chapter 14: Biocontainment Considerations for Agricultural Animal Species, Chapter 15: Partnering with Communities for Biosafety’s Sake, Chapter 16: Disaster Planning for Animal Biocontainment Facilities

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Anthology of Biosafety XIII: Animal Production and Protection - Challenges, Risks, and Best Practices

Chapter 1: Remarks by Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics (REE) at the USDA ARS 1st International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium, Chapter 2: Introduction to Biocontainment and Biosafety Concepts as They Relate to Research with Large Livestock and Wildlife Species, Chapter 3: Defining Animal Biosafety Level 3 and 3 Ag, Chapter 4: From the Field to the Laboratory in an Animal Disease Outbreak Situation, Chapter 5: Working with Biosafety 3 Agents That Interface Across Human, Livestock, and Wildlife Boundaries, Chapter 6: Controlling Laboratory Risk…in a Global Biotech Revolution, Chapter 7: Commissioning the Biocontainment Lab: Paving the Way for Effective and Troublefree Operations, Chapter 8: Liquid Effluent Decontamination Design and Operations, Chapter 9: Carcass Disposal for Biocontainment Facilities, Chapter 10: Working Safely with Rift Valley Fever Virus, Chapter 11: The Anatomy of a Biosafety Audit Process: A Continuous Monitoring Model, Chapter 12: Strategies for Communicating with the General Public About High-Containment Laboratories, Chapter 13: International Challenges Related to Arthropod Containment, Chapter 14: One Health: A Concept for the 21st Century

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Anthology of Biosafety XIV: Sustainability

Chapter 1: Thoughts on the Sustainability Challenge, Chapter 2: Sustaining a Culture of Biosafety, Chapter 3: The Basic Principles of Threat Assessment, Chapter 4: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large: Sustainable Biosafety & Biosecurity Solutions, Chapter 5: Do Less, With Less. Get More: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape + Addressing Risk “Glocally”, Chapter 6: A Sustainable BSL-3 Laboratory in a Platinum Leed® Building for Work with Tier 1 Select Agents, Chapter 7: Healthier and More Engaged—Strategies for Sustaining a Thriving Workforce, Chapter 8: Sustainability Is a Team Sport—Improving Worker Health Through Biosafety and Sustainability, Chapter 9: Reducing Laboratory Energy Use with Demand-based Control, Chapter 10: Biological Safety Cabinet Energy and Safety Considerations, Chapter 11: Class II Biosafety Cabinet Sustainability, Chapter 12: Green Autoclaves (Steam Sterilizers), Chapter 13: First Steps in Establishing Sustainability in an Animal Containment Environment, Chapter 14: Safety, Sustainability, and Common Sense in the Vivarium: Mutually Exclusive Goals?, Chapter 15: Sustainable Animal Facilities—Design and Operational Considerations, Chapter 16: Challenges to Sustainability of Biosafety and Biosecurity Programs in Uganda: Analysis of National Laboratory Assessment, USAID STAR-EC Laboratory Rapid Needs Assessment and Laboratory Audit Reports, Chapter 17: Sustainable Biosafety Communities

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