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Biosafety Work Practices

For a summary of Biosafety Work Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Laboratory Facilities, refer to The   CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th edition.

Human and other primate materials (i.e. tissues, cells, blood, sera, etc.) are to be handled at biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) and higher. Additionally, work with human materials require compliance with the OSHA "Occupational Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens" regulation.

To determine what biosafety level (BSL) is appropriate for the biohazardous materials you are working with, consult the following sources of information:

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