Biological Safety Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 1555813399
ISBN-13: 9781555813390
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Describing a complete biological safety programme, this text provides specific advice on management & implementation issues. It covers the identification, assessment, & management of hazardous biological agents & toxins.

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Book details

List price: $139.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 8/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Describing a complete biological safety programme, this text provides specific advice on management & implementation issues. It covers the identification, assessment, & management of hazardous biological agents & toxins.

Contributors
Preface
Hazard Identification
Microbial Flora of Humans and Microbial Virulence Factors
Indigenous and Pathogenic Agents of Research Animals
Laboratory, Growth Chamber, and Greenhouse Microbial Safety: Plant Pathogens and Plant-Associated Microorganisms of Significance to Human Health
Epidemiology of Laboratory-Associated Infections
Hazard Assessment
Risk Assessment of Biological Hazards
Bacterial Pathogens
Protozoa and Helminths
Mycotic Agents of Human Disease
Viral Agents of Human Disease: Biosafety Concerns
Biosafety for Microorganisms Transmitted Primarily by the Airborne Route
Cell Lines: Applications and Biosafety
Allergens of Animal and Biological Systems
Biological Toxins: Safety and Science
Hazard Control
Design of Biomedical Laboratory Facilities
Primary Barriers and Equipment-Associated Hazards
Primary Barriers: Biological Safety Cabinets, Fume Hoods, and Glove Boxes
Personal Respiratory Protection
Standard (Universal) Precautions for Handling Human Specimens
Prudent Biosafety Practices
Decontamination and Disinfection
Packing and Shipping Biological Materials
Administrative Controls
Biological Safety Program Management
Biosafety Compliance: A Global Perspective
Occupational Medicine in a Biomedical Research Setting
Measuring Biosafety Program Effectiveness
Special Considerations for Biosafety
Biosafety of Prion Diseases
Safety Considerations in the BSL-4 Maximum-Containment Laboratory
Biosafety and Viral Gene Transfer Vectors
Biosafety in the Teaching Laboratory
Biosafety in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Large-Scale Production of Microorganisms
Special Considerations for Agriculture Pathogen Biosafety
Biosafety and Biosecurity: Regulatory Impact
Index

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