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Biosafety Links

OSHA Home Page
http://www.osha.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency Home Page
http://www.epa.gov/

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Home Page
http://www.nrc.gov/

Food and Drug Administration Home Page
http://www.fda.gov/

Research and Special Projects Administration (RSPA)
http://www.rita.dot.gov/

Federal Register Search Engine
https://www.federalregister.gov/

Code of Federal Regulations Search Engine
Code of Federal Regulation (Annual Edition)

These are agencies with references to EHS in general and biological safety in particular.

WHO Home Page
http://www.who.int/

Belgian Biosafety Server (This site has tons of references for all of Europe!)
http://www.biosafety.be/

Health and Safety Executive UK
http://www.hse.gov.uk/

NIOSH Home Page
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

ORDA Home Page
http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechnology-activities/oba/index.html

NIH rDNA Guidelines (new format)
http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna/nih_guidelines_oba.html

CDC Home Page
http://www.cdc.gov/

International Air Transport Association
http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dangerous_goods/Pages/index.aspx

National Sanitation Foundation Internal Home Page
http://www.nsf.org/

State Workers’ Compensation Officials
http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/wc.htm

50 State’s Regulatory Agencies Websites
Health and Environmental Agencies of U.S. States and Territories

State and Local Government on the Net
http://www.statelocalgov.net

CDC import permit applications are available from the following site:
http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/biosfty/imprtper.htm

US Department of Commerce provides information on the export of infectious substances and other biological materials:

Both the BMBL and Etiologic Agent permits pages and other biosafety reference information can be reached through the CDC Office of Health and Safety biosafety page:
http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/biosfty/biosfty.htm

USDA Veterinary Services National Center for Import and Export

APHIS website for import and shipment permits for animal and plant pathogens as well as biotechnology (plant and agricultural microorganism) permits:
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/importexport

Draft FDA guidance document on selection of disposable gloves
Surveillance and Detention Without Physical Examination of Surgeons’ and/or Patient Examination Gloves

NIH Division of Safety Publications website
https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/sr/dohs/safety/Pages/publications.aspx

Dictionary of Safety Terms – Spanish to English
http://www.orosha.org/pdf/dictionary/spanish-english.pdf

Dictionary of Safety Terms – English to Spanish
http://www.orosha.org/pdf/dictionary/english-spanish.pdf

IATA: Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines

Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines

Everything you need to know about shipping infectious substances safely. Learn how to ship infectious substances by any mode of transport anywhere in the world. The Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines are outlined in a convenient, easy-to-read manual with up-to-date information on the regulations. This time saving handbook features easy-to-follow transportation guidelines for road, air and courier, sets out national and international regulations and provides training requirements and examples of actual documentation. The how-to checklists cover every step of the shipping process including classification, identification, packaging, marking, labelling and handling. Published annually only in English.

Available on the IATA online store

AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy
http://cstsp.aaas.org

Bioterorism Resources, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
http://www.apic.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PracticeGuidance/Topics/Bioterrorism/Bioterrorism.htm

CDC’s Bioterrrorism website
Emergency Preparedness and Response, Bioterrorism webpage

U.S.Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USARMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD
http://www.usamriid.army.mil/

Health Canada/ Office of Biosafety : Bioterrorism Statement
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/01vol27/dr2704ea.html

Bioterrorism Readiness Plan – A Template for Health Care Facilities, APIC
http://www.apic.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PracticeGuidance/Topics/Bioterrorism/Bioterrorism.htm#Readiness_Planning

Bioterrorism and Public Health Summary (Health Canada)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/01vol27/dr2704ea.html

Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response. Recommendations of the CDC Strategic Planning Workgroup. MMWR 49 (RR04):1-14. April 21,2000
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4904a1.htm

Center for Biodefense Studies (John Hopkins University)
http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org/

Hawley, Robert J., PhD. “Biological Weapons – A Primer for Microbiologists”, Annual Review of Microbiology and Human Genetics, 55:235-253. 2001.
http://micro.annualreviews.org/cgi/content/full/55/1/235?ijkey=enEHjLfv2n34o&keytype=ref

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center
https://www.hdiac.org/

FM3-3 Chemical and Biological Contamination Avoidance, Chapter 4, Biological Agents, U. S. Army
Enlistment.US: Field Manual 3-3 – Chemical and Biological Contamination Avoidance

Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-proliferation Project
http://cns.miis.edu/programs/cbwnp/

Federation of American Scientists, Non Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
http://www.fas.org/

Title 32 CFR 627, Subpart H.200, DA Pamphlet 385-69. The Biological Defense Program. Technical Safety Requirements
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_00/32cfr627_00.html

Medscape – Bioterrorism: Preparing for the Future (Accessible from CDC Bioterrorism website, you must register to access information through Medscape)
http://www.medscape.com/

National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrrorism, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, No. 4, July – August 1999
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no4/pdf/v5n4.pdf

NATO Handbook on the Medical Aspects of Defensive Operations AmedP-6(B), Part II -Biological
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/doctrine/dod/fm8-9/2toc.htm

Investigating Disease Outbreaks under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
Mark Wheelis, University of California, Davis, California USA . Emerging Infectious Diseases 6 (6) 2000 CDC
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2640916/

GAO: High-Containment Laboratories: Improved Oversight of Dangerous Pathogens Needed to Mitigate Risk
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-642

NIH Genetic Modification Clinical Research Information System (GeMCRIS)
http://www.gemcris.od.nih.gov/

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
http://www.acgih.org

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
http://www.aiha.org

BIOLOGICAL AGENT REFERENCE SHEET, Zika Virus (ZIKV)
http://www.ehso.emory.edu/content-guidelines/BARS-Zika-Virus.pdf

From the CDC website:
CDC Hospital Infection Programs
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/

January 17, 1997 CDC Needle Safety Device Study
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00045648.htm

RTECS – Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/rtecs/default.html

The BMBL is available directly from:
http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/biosfty/bmbl5/bmbl5toc.htm

CDC Prevention Guidelines Database
http://aepo-xdv-www.epo.cdc.gov/wonder/PrevGuid/PrevGuid.htm

Consolidated CDC Post- Exposure Recommendations (June 29,2001)
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5011a1.htm

DHHS/PHS National Toxicology Program, 10th Report on Carcinogens
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/index.cfm?objectid=72016262-BDB7-CEBA-FA60E922B18C2540

From the OSHA website:
Latex Allergy folder
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/latexallergy/index.html

Needlestick Prevention Folder, including the revised OSHA bloodborne pathogen compliance directive
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/needlestick/index.html

Emergency Care Research Institute
http://www.ecri.org/

Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies
http://www.tdict.org/

California SHARPS Program
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/cal_vpp/eagle.html

Occupational & Environmental Medicine
http://www.acoem.org/welcome.htm

National Pesticide Information Center
http://npic.orst.edu/

Canadian Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDS)
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/index-eng.php

American Type Culture Collection
http://www.atcc.org/

Virus Databases on Line
http://www.ictvdb.org/

Journal of Gene Medicine
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291521-2254

Knowing How to Practice Safe Science (Howard Hughes Institute)
http://www.practicingsafescience.org/

OIE – World Organization for Animal Health
http://www.oie.int/eng/en_index.htm

Update: Investigation of Anthrax Associated with Intentional Exposure and Interim Public Health Guidelines, October, 2001
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5041a1.htm

Recognition of Illness Associated with the Intentional Release of a Biologic Agent
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5041a2.htm

Investigation of case of anthrax in Texas Laboratory Worker
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5113a4.htm

Investigation of case of anthrax in Texas Laboratory Worker
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5122a4.htm

ASHRAE Report: “Risk Management Guidance for Health and Safety Under Extraordinary Circumstances” – January 12, 2002 (PDF. file, under “News and Events”)
http://www.ashrae.org/

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
http://securebuildings.lbl.gov/

CDC/NIOSH Protecting building enveionments from airbonre CBR attacks. Potential replacement
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-139/pdfs/2002-139.pdf

CDC/NIH: Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological and Radiological Attacks
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/bldvent/2002-139.html

Office of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security

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