Biosafety Work Practices

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For a summary of Biosafety Work Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Laboratory Facilities, open the Biosafety Work Practices guide.

Human and other primate tissues, cells, and blood are to be handled as biosafety level 2 agents. Additionally, work with human material requires compliance with the OSHA "Occupational Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens" regulation.

To determine what the biosafety level is for the material you are working with, consult the American Biological Safety Association Risk Group Classification for Infectious Agents.

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