Laboratory Biosafety Level Criteria

NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Labortatories, 5th Edition Section IV

The biosafety levels are designed in ascending order, by degree of protection provided to personnel and the environment. Standard microbiological practices are common to all laboratories Special microbiological practices enhance worker safety, environmental protection, and address the risk of handling agents requiring increasing levels of containment.

Laboratory BSL - 1 guidelines (BMBL)

Laboratory BSL - 2 guidelines (BMBL)

Physical Containment Levels - NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules Appendix G

BL - 1 guidelines (NIH)

BL - 2 guidelines (NIH)

Vertebrate Animal Biosafety Level Criteria

Animal Biosafety Level 1 ABSL - 1 (BMBL)

Animal Biosafety Level 2 ABSL - 2 (BMBL)

Plant Biosafety Level Criteria

Plant BL - 1 (NIH)




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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Research Compliance, in cooperation with and in support of the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee, is to facilitate safe and ethical research conducted by Marquette faculty, staff and students in the areas of human subjects, animal subjects, radiation safety and biosafety.