ARMY - DA PAM 385-69
Safety Standards for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
|Publication Date:||6 May 2009|
Applicability. This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, the U.S. Army Reserve, the Army civilian employees, and the Army contractors with a responsibility for biological defense research, development, test, and evaluation operations, and other Federal agencies engaged in biological defense operations for the Department of the Army.
This pamphlet prescribes the technical safety requirements for the use, handling, transportation, transfer, storage, and disposal of infectious agents and toxins (IAT) rated at biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) and above used in microbiological activities in clinical laboratories, biomedical and biological research settings, microbiology teaching laboratories, and veterinary reference laboratories. This pamphlet requires the mandatory use of the latest edition of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL). The requirements stated in the BMBL and this pamphlet apply to all U.S. Army activities and facilities in which IAT are used, produced, stored, handled, transported, transferred or disposed, to include the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserve, and to contractors and consultants conducting microbiological and biomedical activities for the Army.