Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition A
A document published and updated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health. It describes the Biosafety levels (1-4) recommended for research involving various biohazardous agents.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030
A federal standard which sets forth practices to be employed when handling blood, tissues, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials. This standard is often cited as “Universal Precautions.”

American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
This is a national Biosafety Association for Biosafety professionals, support personnel and others to share field expertise. ABSA provides numerous references.

ABSA Risk Group Classifications ABSA
Provides reference material for the risk groups of various bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Canadian SDSs for Infectious Agents
The Public Health Agency of Canada has created SDS sheets for biological materials.

Agency Resources