References & Resources

Below you can find a complete list of resources commonly used by our biological safety team and references used to compile the information found on our site. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


American Biological Safety Association

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Import and Export Information, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Federal Select Agent Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Import Permit Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment


Antisepsis, Disinfection, and Sterilization – Types, Action, and Resistance, American Society for Microbiology Press

Biological Safety Principles and Practices, American Society for Microbiology Press

Biosafety Reference Manual, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (PDF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bloodborne Pathogens, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.1030, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Class 2 Biosafety Cabinetry, NSF/ANSI 49, National Sanitation Foundation

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, American Public Health Association

Dangerous Goods Regulations, International Air Transport Association

Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Defense Against Toxin Weapons (PDF), U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis, CPL 02-00-106, Office of Health Compliance Assistance, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, National Institutes of Health

Guide for the Care and Use of Research Animals, National Research Council

Laboratory Biosafety Manual (PDF), World Health Organization

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals, National Research Council

Report of the Trans-Federal Task Force on Optimizing Biosafety and Biocontainment Oversight (PDF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture

UChicagoSocial: Office of Research Safety