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References and Sources for Standard Operating Procedure and Related Documents

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BPHL - Tampa
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Here you will find links to references and sources for biosafety risk assessment standard operating procedures.

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Biosafety Risk Assessment:

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) A Biosafety Checklist: Developing a Culture of Biosafety (2015)

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Clinical Laboratory Biosafety Risk Management Program Assessment Checklist (2016)

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Risk Assessment Best Practices and Examples (2016)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Biological Risk Assessment Worksheet

Risk Assessment for Working with Infectious Agents in the Biological Laboratory (Richard Knudsen (2001). Applied Biosafety, 6(1))

Biosafety References:

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Protocols for Suspected Biological Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases – Introduction, General Recommendations and Biochemical Test Procedures

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)/American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Clinical Laboratory Preparedness and Response Guide (Blue Book)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Brucellosis Reference Guide: Exposures, Testing, And Prevention (Updated February 2017)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities (2008)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Vol. 51 Recommendations and Reports, October 25, 2002) Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Vol. 61 Supplement, January 6, 2012) Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M29-A4 (Vol. 34 No. 8, May 29, 2014) Protection of Laboratory Workers from Occupationally Acquired Infections; Approved Guideline—Fourth Edition

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition (2009)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Laboratory Safety Guidance (2011)

World Health Organization (WHO) Laboratory Biosafety Manual Third Edition (2004)

Ebola:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Assessment Tool for Ebola Treatment Centers and Assessment Hospitals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for U.S. Laboratories for Managing and Testing Routine Clinical Specimens When There is a Concern About Ebola Virus Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) To Be Used by Healthcare Workers during Management of Patients with Confirmed Ebola or Persons under Investigation (PUIs) for Ebola who are Clinically Unstable or Have Bleeding, Vomiting, or Diarrhea in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Donning and Doffing PPE

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Fact Sheet 3761 PPE Selection Matrix for Occupational Exposure to Ebola Virus Guidance for Common Exposure Scenarios

Competency:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Vol. 60 Supplement, April 15, 2011) Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Vol. 64 Supplement, May 15, 2015) Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals

Infection Control:

American Public Health Association (APHA) Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities (2003)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Acute Care Hospitals (2016)

World Health Organization (WHO) Infection Prevention and Control of Epidemic- and Pandemic-Prone Acute Respiratory Infections in Health Care (2014)