Biosafety in the Laboratory is a concise set of practical guidelines for handling and disposing of biohazardous material. The consensus of top experts in laboratory safety, this volume provides the information needed for immediate improvement of safety practices. It discusses high- and low-risk biological agents (including the highest-risk materials handled in labs today), presents the "seven basic rules of biosafety," addresses special issues such as the shipping of dangerous materials, covers waste disposal in detail, offers a checklist for administering laboratory safety—and more.
Table of Contents
|1 Introduction, Overview, and Recommendations||1-7|
|2 Descriptive Epidemiology of Occupational Infections of Laboratory Workers||8-12|
|3 Safe Handling of Infectious Agents||13-33|
|4 Safe Disposal of Infectious Laboratory Waste||34-45|
|5 Safety Management||46-69|
|Appendix A: Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories||83-140|
|Appendix B: 1988 Agent Summary Statement for HIVs, Including HTLV-III, LAV, HIV-1, and HIV-2||141-154|
|Appendix C: Recommendations for Prevention of HIV Transmission in Health-Care Settings||155-174|
|Appendix D: Summary of Zoonotic Pathogens Causing Disease in Man||175-186|
|Appendix E: Regulations Governing the Packaging, Labeling, and Transport of Infectious Agents||187-204|
|Appendix F: Teaching Aids and Training Courses||205-207|
|Appendix G: Regulation and Accreditation||208-211|
|Appendix H: List of Abbreviations||212-212|
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