Information on the proper handling of biologically hazardous materials can be found below.
Shipping Biohazardous Materials
Centers for Disease Control Guidance
- Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Edition (December 2009), CDC/NIH Publication
- Appendix A- Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets, 5th Edition (December 2009), Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories Manual
The following training courses are mandatory for all laboratory personnel that ship samples with dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) or a shipment that contains exempt specimens, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or category B substances.
1. BLS204w- Requirements for Shipping Non-Dangerous Goods with Dry Ice
2. BLS209w- Regulations for Shipping Biologics - Infectious Substances Category B