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Resource Library

Biosafety Information/Manuals

1 Laboratory Biosafety Guidebook, Pakistan http://www.internationalbiosafety.org/images/IFBA_docs/Pakistan%20Biosafety%20Guidebook.pdf
2 WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/biosafety/WHO_CDS_CSR_LYO_2004_11/en/
3 WHO TB Biosafety Manual http://www.who.int/tb/publications/2012/tb_biosafety/en/
4 WHO Guidance on Hand Hygiene in HealthCare http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44102/1/9789241597906_eng.pdf
5 WHO Safe Management of Wastes from Health-Care Activities http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/medicalwaste/wastemanag/en/
6 Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, USA http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5/
7 Biological agents: Managing the Risks in Laboratories and Healthcare Premises, UK http://www.hse.gov.uk/biosafety/biologagents.pdf
8 WHO Five Moments for Hand Hygiene http://who.int/gpsc/tools/Five_moments/en/
9 Experimental Studies that May Increase the Risk of a Pathogen, Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/advi-avis/sbn-asb-2012-01-eng.php
10 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Emergency Preparedness and Response www.bt.cdc.gov 
11 Working Safely in Class II Biological Safety Cabinets DVD http://www.vidrl.org.au/publications/biosafet
ycabinets/biosafetycabinets.htm
12 ABSA Select Agent Fact Sheet http://www.absa.org/pdf/SelectAgentsFactSheet.pdf
13 Sandia Report on Biosafety Risk Assessment Methodology http://www.biosecurity.sandia.gov/BioRAM/Biosafety%20Risk%20Assessment%20Report.pdf
14 Biological Safety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories http://www.biosecurity.sandia.gov/BioRAM/Biosafety%20Risk%20Assessment%20Report.pdf
15 CDC Biological Risk Assessment Worksheet http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/BiologicalRiskAssessmentWorksheet.pdf
16 OSHA Europe Risk Assessment for Biological Agents https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/e-facts/efact53
17 Belgian biosafety Server Biological Risk Assessment Sheets http://www.biosafety.be/CU/RA_Fiches/Intro_and_menu.html

Biosafety Rules and Regulation

1 WHO Guidance on Regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances http://www.who.int/ihr/publications/who_hse_ihr_2015.2/en/
2 Laboratory Biosafety & Biosecurity Policy Guidelines, Kenya http://www.internationalbiosafety.org/images/IFBA_docs/Kenya%20Biosafety%20Guidelines.pdf
3 Biosafety Standards & Guidelines, Canada http://canadianbiosafetystandards.collaboration.gc.ca/
4 Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, USA http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/other/su6101.pdf
5 OIE Biosafety Guidelines for Handling Pandemic H1N1 2009 Influenza Viruses in Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories http://www.offlu.net/fileadmin/home/en/offlu-projects/pdf/oieguidanceh1n1.pdf
6 NIH rDNA Guidelines (new format) http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna/nih_guidelines_oba.html
7 NIH Biosafety Guidelines http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechnology-activities/biosafety/biosafety-guidance
8 WHO – Donning and Doffing of PPE http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/PPE_EN_A1sl.pdf
9 Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – PPE http://www.ccohs.ca/teach_tools/phys_hazards/ppe.html
10 NSF/ANSI 49: Biosafety Cabinet Standard http://standards.nsf.org/apps/group_public/download.php/3604/NSF_49-08e-rep-watermarked.pdf
11 CDC and NIH – Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation, and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets (3rd Ed., 2007) http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/vpfa/operations/Risk%20Management/biosafety/BSC/CDC%20BSC%20Guidelines.pdf

Useful links

1 ABSA International (American Biological Safety Association) www.absa.org
2 Asia Pacific Biosafety Association (A-PBA) www.a-pba.org
3 Biosafety & Biosecurity Network, Thailand www.thaibiosafety.org
4 Biosafety Association for the Central Asia & The Caucasus (BACAC) http://bacac.net/
5 Canadian Association of Biological Safety www.cabs-acsb.ca
6 European Biological Safety Association (EBSA) www.ebsaweb.eu
7 International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) www.internationalbiosafety.org
8 CEN (European Committee for Standardization) http://www.cen.eu/CEN/Pages/ default.aspx
9 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) www.asm.org
10 International Veterinary Biosafety Working Group (IVBWG) www.internationalbiosafety.org
11 World Health Organisation www.who.int
12 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) www.oie.int
13 US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases www.usamriid.army.mil
14 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/  
15 Belgian Biosafety Server http://www.biosafety.be/