Working in Biosafety Level 3 and 4 Laboratories
The first training manual for staff working in BSL3/4 labs, this book is based on a course that has been approved as a standard throughout the EU.
It covers bio-containment, hazard criteria, the categorization of microbes, technical specifications for BSL-3 and ABSL-3 laboratories, personal protective gear, and shipping BSL-3 and BSL-4 organisms according to UN and IATA regulations. It also examines the efficacy of inactivation procedures, fumigation, learning from a history of lab accidents, handling samples submitted for diagnostic testing, and bridging the gap between the requirements of bio-containment and diagnostics.
The result is a welcome tool for training new personnel, as well as a useful reference for all permanent staff working in BSL3/4 labs.