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Biosafety Links

OSHA Home Page

Environmental Protection Agency Home Page

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Home Page

Food and Drug Administration Home Page

Research and Special Projects Administration (RSPA)

Federal Register Search Engine

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

Belgian Biosafety Server (This site has tons of references for all of Europe!)

Health and Safety Executive UK

NIOSH Home Page

ORDA Home Page

NIH rDNA Guidelines (new format)

CDC Home Page

International Air Transport Association

National Sanitation Foundation Internal Home Page

State Workers’ Compensation Officials

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

State and Local Government on the Net

CDC import permit applications are available from the following site:

US Department of Commerce provides information on the export of infectious substances and other biological materials:[link broken make a suggestion]

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:

USDA Veterinary Services National Center for Import and Export[link broken make a suggestion]

APHIS website for import and shipment permits for animal and plant pathogens as well as biotechnology (plant and agricultural microorganism) permits:

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

Dictionary of Safety Terms – Spanish to English

Dictionary of Safety Terms – English to Spanish

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

Bioterorism Resources, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

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

U.S.Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USARMRIID), Fort Detrick, MD

Health Canada/ Office of Biosafety : Bioterrorism Statement

Bioterrorism Readiness Plan – A Template for Health Care Facilities, APIC

Bioterrorism and Public Health Summary (Health Canada)

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

Center for Biodefense Studies (John Hopkins University)

Hawley, Robert J., PhD. “Biological Weapons – A Primer for Microbiologists”, Annual Review of Microbiology and Human Genetics, 55:235-253. 2001.

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center

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

Federation of American Scientists, Non Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Title 32 CFR 627, Subpart H.200, DA Pamphlet 385-69. The Biological Defense Program. Technical Safety Requirements

Medscape – Bioterrorism: Preparing for the Future (Accessible from CDC Bioterrorism website, you must register to access information through Medscape)

National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrrorism, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, No. 4, July – August 1999

NATO Handbook on the Medical Aspects of Defensive Operations AmedP-6(B), Part II -Biological

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

GAO: High-Containment Laboratories: Improved Oversight of Dangerous Pathogens Needed to Mitigate Risk

NIH Genetic Modification Clinical Research Information System (GeMCRIS)

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)


From the CDC website:
CDC Hospital Infection Programs

January 17, 1997 CDC Needle Safety Device Study

RTECS – Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances

The BMBL is available directly from:

CDC Prevention Guidelines Database

Consolidated CDC Post- Exposure Recommendations (June 29,2001)

DHHS/PHS National Toxicology Program, 14th Report on Carcinogens

From the OSHA website:
Latex Allergy folder

Needlestick Prevention Folder, including the revised OSHA bloodborne pathogen compliance directive

Emergency Care Research Institute

Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies

California SHARPS Program

Occupational & Environmental Medicine

National Pesticide Information Center

Canadian Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDS)

American Type Culture Collection

Virus Databases on Line

Journal of Gene Medicine

Knowing How to Practice Safe Science (Howard Hughes Institute)

OIE – World Organization for Animal Health

Update: Investigation of Anthrax Associated with Intentional Exposure and Interim Public Health Guidelines, October, 2001

Recognition of Illness Associated with the Intentional Release of a Biologic Agent

Investigation of case of anthrax in Texas Laboratory Worker

Investigation of case of anthrax in Texas Laboratory Worker

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

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

CDC/NIOSH Protecting building enveionments from airbonre CBR attacks. Potential replacement

CDC/NIH: Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological and Radiological Attacks

Office of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security

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