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Johns Hopkins Institutions Biosafety Manual - June 1995

PREFACE

This Biosafety Manual was prepared to provide laboratory and clinical investigators current information on biohazard control. The manual will be updated as our knowledge of the risks involved in the handling of biological hazards increases and as methods for containment of these hazards improve. The Biosafety Manual brings together information which will assist supervisors in carrying out their responsibilities in the management of biohazards.

The Manual provides suggested procedures, techniques and equipment to protect personnel, animals and experiments from unintentional infection or contamination in addition to pertinent policy generated by Hopkins committees and standards resulting from federal, state and local legislation. The manual represents a compendium of biohazards control information that can serve as a base for specific programs.

All personnel using potentially biohazardous materials should become familiar with the Biosafety Manual and should conduct their operation in accordance with the level of risk appropriate for the procedure and the potentially biohazardous agent or materials they handle. The success of the biohazardous control program depends on investigators who are motivated toward a safe working environment and who have knowledge of safe operational procedures. The Biosafety Office will endeavor to do its part by providing accurate information and technical assistance to assist in the establishment of adequate biohazards controls for the protection of both the investigators and their experiments.

Richard W. Gilpin, Ph.D., R.B.P., Biosafety Officer

Byron S. Tepper, Ph.D., C.S.P., Director, Office of Safety & Environmental Health

Johns Hopkins Institutions Biosafety Manual. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292298905_Johns_Hopkins_Institutions_Biosafety_Manual [accessed Feb 1, 2017].

RICHARD W GILPIN PHD