Infectious Agents

Research or teaching activities involving infectious agents must have prior approval by the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Laboratory workers must follow the requirements specified in the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories as the minimum containment required for this work. In specific instances, containment requirements may be subject to modification by the IBC or the Biosafety Program Coordinator.

Related Links

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

Risk Group Determination Information from the American Biological Safety Association

MSDS for infectious substances from Public Health Canada

Download a door sign for BSL-2 laboratories for use at UVM here.

2nd Edition Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets from the CDC

Last Updated: September 24, 2008