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Biosafety Guidelines

CDC's MMWR Supplements, Vol. 61, Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories: Recommendations of a CDC-convened, Biosafety Blue Ribbon Panel
Prevention of injuries and occupational-related infections in U.S. laboratories is a major concern. A previous publication presented biosafety guidelines for laboratories; however, it did not address safety in diagnostic labs in human and animal medicine. In 2008, CDC convened a Blue Ribbon Panel to review safety issues in diagnostic labs. This supplement presents the guidelines developed by this group of experts.

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CDC's MMWR Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competency
These supplementary guidelines for biosafety laboratory competency, developed on behalf of CDC and the APHL, outline the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities required for working with biologic agents at the three highest biosafety levels (BSLs) (levels 2, 3, and 4).

CDC's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
An advisory document that recommends best practices for the safe conduct of work in biomedical and clinical laboratories from a biosafety perspective; it is not intended as a regulatory document.

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