Incident Response

Experiment Risk Assessment Resources

Infectious Agents and Biological Toxins

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories – 6th Edition (BMBL)
Prudent Biosafety Level 1-4 practices, procedures, and facilities described for manipulations of infectious agents in laboratory settings and animal facilities.

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDSs) – Health Canada’s Laboratory Centre for Disease Control Infectious Agents PSDSs
The intent of this document is to provide a safety resource for laboratory personnel working with biohazardous materials.

American Biological Safety Association Risk Group Classification for Infectious Agents
Risk group classifications that are primarily used in the research environment as part of a comprehensive biosafety risk assessment.

U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Foreign Quarantine (42 CFR 71)
CDC Importation Permits for Etiologic Agents

CDC Select Agents Program
Registration program for infectious agents and biological toxins designated as “Select Agents”.

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Blood-borne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
Covers human blood, other potentially infectious human body fluids or tissues and human cell lines.

Recombinant DNA

NIH Guidelines for Research involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines)
NIH requirements for Campus Research with Recombinant DNA in humans, animals, and plants.

USDA Introduction of Genetically Engineered Organisms Regulations (7 CFR 340)
Biotechnology transport/introduction permits issued by the APHIS Biotechnology and Scientific Services branch
Guide for Introducing Genetically Engineered Plants and Microorganisms

Animal or Animal Products

MU Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC)
The main purpose of the site is to assist MU researchers and teachers who use animals in experiments. The committee guides and monitors research activities that involve animals by reviewing MU animal care and use protocols and conducting routine inspections of facilities.

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)
Promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary accreditation program
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Import-Export Regulations (7 CFR)
Animal and animal products import/transport information

Occupational Health and Safety in Care and Use of Research Animals (National Research Council)
To promote occupational health and safety by recognizing and considering hazards and health risks associated with the care and use of research animals.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (National Research Council)
Provide information that will enhance animal well-being, the quality of biomedical research, and the advancement of biologic knowledge that is relevant to humans or animals.

Plants or Plant Pests

USDA Import-Export Regulations (7 CFR)
Plant and plant pest import/export permits issued by the APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine branch

Other Biosafety Information Resources

American Biological Safety Association Resources

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Resources

Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets (BMBL 6th Edition, See Appendix A on page 367)

Anti-microbial Pesticides, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

Guidelines for the Safe Transport of Infectious Substances and Diagnostic Specimens, WHO (2021-2022)

References to Inactivation of HIV and Herpes B

Protection of Laboratory Workers from Occupationally Acquired Infections— Fourth Edition
Guidance on the risk of transmission and specific precautions for hepatitis and human immuno-deficiency viruses in any laboratory setting and preventing transmission of infection from laboratory instruments and materials.

Arthropod Containment Guideline
International Veterinary Biosafety Workgroup (Veterinary Resource)
Missouri Homeland Security
Missouri Department of Public Safety State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA)