Working In Biosafety Level 3 And 4 Laboratories. A Practical Introduction
The first training manual for new staff working in BSL3/4 labs
Course participants can not only use the book for their actual training event but it will remain a useful reference throughout their career in BSL¾ labs.
The four-day course consists of lectures and practical training with the lecturers covering all the different possibilities of organising a BSL-¾ lab including the adaptation to the local requirements of biosafety, safety at work, and social regulations
This book covers bio-containment, hazard criteria and categorisation of microbes, technical specifications of BSL-3 laboratories and ABSL-3 laboratories, personal protective gear, shipping BSL-3 and BSL-4 organisms according to UN and IATA regulations, efficacy of inactivation procedures, fumigation, learning from a history of lab accidents, handling samples that arrive for diagnostic testing and bridging the gap between the requirements of bio-containment and diagnostics
This guide is based on a course developed in 2007 by the EU COST action group 28b which serves as a standard for many courses BSL¾ training courses worldwide