By Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney
Describes the combos of ordinary & designated microbiological practices, security equip., & amenities that are advised for paintings with numerous infectious brokers in a number of labs. This revision takes into consideration such concerns as worldwide challenge approximately rising & reemerging infectious illnesses; elevated curiosity in prion ailments with the id of BSE in England; the prevalence of numerous lab-associated infections; elevated obstacle in regards to the nationwide & intl. move of infectious microorganisms; & starting to be issues approximately bioterrorism, & the elevated safeguard wishes of our microbiological labs.
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Cultures, tissues, specimens of body fluids, or wastes are placed in a container that prevents leakage during 32 Laboratory Biosafety Level Criteria – Biosafety Level 3 collection, handling, processing, storage, transport, or shipping . 14. ) from laboratories are decontaminated before disposal or reuse. 15. Spills and accidents that result in overt or potential expos ures to infe ctious m aterials are imm ediately repo rted to the laboratory director. Appropriate medical evaluation, surv eillance, an d treatm ent are p rovided a nd written records are maintained.
No minors should be allowed in the labor atory. 29 Laboratory Biosafety Level Criteria – Biosafety Level 3 3. , imm unization), an d who c omp ly with all entry and exit procedures, enter the laboratory or animal rooms. 4. When infectious materials or infected animals are present in the laboratory or containment module, a hazard warn ing sig n, inc orpo rating the u niver sal bio haza rd sym bol, is posted on all laboratory and animal room access doors. T he haza rd warn ing sign ide ntifies the ag ent, lists the name and telephone number of the laboratory director or other responsible person(s), and indicates any special requirements for entering the laboratory, such as the need for immunizations, respirators, or other personal protective measures.
If the laboratory has windows that open to the exterior, they are fitted with fly screens. Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Biosa fety Lev el 3 is applicable to clinical, diagnostic, teaching, research, or production facilities in which work is done with indigenous or exotic agents which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result of exposure by the inhalation route. Laboratory personnel have specific training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents, and are supervised by competent scientists who are experienced in working with these agents.