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It is the mission of Biosafety within the University of Maryland's Office of Research Safety, to ensure the protection of laboratory workers, the environment, and the community from exposure to biohazardous materials while protecting research integrity. Biosafety assists researchers in conducting risk assessments, and provides consult and training to laboratory personnel on the microbiological practices, safety equipment, and facilities that allow biohazardous materials to be safely manipulated.
Biosafety is also responsible for ensuring that laboratories on campus comply with University policies as well as all federal, state and local regulatory requirements for working with biohazardous materials.
- Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th edition, 2009
- NIH/CDC Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of BSCs
- Laboratory Biosafety Level Criteria
- Vertebrate Animal Biosafety Level Criteria for Vivarium Research Facilities
- Disposal of Autoclaved Biological Waste
- NIH Guidelines
- UMD Biosafety Manual
- UMD Policy on Biosafety
- Select Agent list
- Glove removal guidelines
- Laboratory Warning Signs