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References and Sources for Standard Operating Procedure and Related Documents

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

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    Dept of Health 

    Bureau of Public Health Laboratories 

    1217 N. Pearl Street 

    Jacksonville, FL 32202 


BPHL Biosafety Contacts

Lylah Seaton
BPHL - Jacksonville
1217 N. Pearl St
Jacksonville, FL
Office: 904-791-1569
Cell: 904-252-4405

Ed Kopp
BPHL - Tampa
3602 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL
Office: 813-233-2260
Cell: 813-285-1491


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

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APHL's "A Biosafety Checklist: Developing a Culture of Biosafety"

APHL's  "Template for Public Health Laboratory Risk Assessment for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Testing"

Biological Risk Assessment in the Laboratory: Report of the Second Biorisk Management Workshop (Stefan Wagener et al., Applied Biosafety: Vol. 13, No. 3, 2008)

CDC Assessment Tool for Ebola Treatment Centers and Assessment Hospitals

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

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

Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals. (2015). Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 64(Supplement)

European Committee for Standardization. CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 16393: Laboratory biorisk management - Guidelines for the implementation of CWA 15793:2008. (January 2012)

Government of Canada Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines for Facilities Handling Human and Terrestrial Animal Pathogens, Prions, and Biological Toxins First Edition

Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competency. (2011). Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 60(Supplement)

Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories. (2012). Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 61(Supplement)

Hazard Control. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (2014, December 2). Retrieved December 16, 2015

Risk Assessment for Working with Infectious Agents in the Biological Laboratory (Richard Knudsen, Applied Biosafety: Vol. 6, No. 1, 2001)

Sandia Report SAND2010-6487 Biosafety Risk Assessment Methodology (Susan Caskey et al., printed October 2010)

The AMP Model. (2015). In R. Salerno & J. Gaudioso (Eds.), Laboratory Biorisk Management: Biosafety and Biosecurity (p. 33). CRC Press.

Trevan, T. (2015). Rethink Biosafety. Nature, 527, 155-158

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

Washington State University Biosafety Risk Assessment Forms, Guidelines, Templates

World Health Organization (WHO) Laboratory Biosafety Manual Third Edition