University personnel who utilize biological agents are expected to implement prudent practices, precautions, and handling techniques for biological agents as a means of promoting a safe and healthful environment for the University community. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the Biological Safety Program.
We hope that the resources shown on this web page will assist you in working safety with biological agents. If you have questions or need training, please feel free to contact Al Simpson at 901.678.4672.
Exposure Control Plan Reminder
If personnel in your department are potentially exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials, federal regulations, state law, and University policy require implementation of an exposure control plan. Click here for a copy of the model exposure control plan.
Biological Safety Links
- "Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act"
- Biohazardous Waste Disposal
- Biological Spill Procedure
- Bioterrorism, CDC
- "Bad Bug Book"
- Bloodborne Pathogen Incident Report
- Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Criteria for Sharps Containers
- Doctor Fungus
- EPA Registered Disinfectants
- Guidelines for Recombinant DNA Research (NIH)
- HBV Vaccination Refusal Form
- How to Protect yourself from Needlestick Injuries
- Laboratory Safety Guidance from OSHA
- "Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings"
- Mold Resource Center - Courtesy of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
- "MRSA and the Workplace" - Information on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
- Mycology Online
- National Institutes of Health
- "Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act"
- Risk Group Classification for Infectious Agents
- Safety Data Sheets for Pathogens
- "Safety Standards for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories" (Department of the Army, Pamphlet 385-69)
- Select Agents and Toxins List
- Supervisor's Guide to Protecting Employees from Pandemic Influenza
- Zika Virus Resources from CDC