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DODD 6055.18-M

Safety Standards for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

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Organization: DOD
Publication Date: 31 August 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 67
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PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (b)) and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.1 (Reference (c)), this Manual prescribes the technical safety requirements for the Department of Defense to use, handle, transport, transfer, store, or dispose of infectious agents and toxins (IAT):

a. Rated at biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) and above.

b. Used in microbiological activities in biomedical and biological research settings, microbiology teaching laboratories, and veterinary reference laboratories.

APPLICABILITY. This Manual applies to:

a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").

b. All DoD biomedical and biological research settings, microbiology teaching laboratories, veterinary reference laboratories, and nonclinical facilities that use, handle, transport, transfer, store, or dispose of IAT.

c. Deployable, semi-permanent, or permanent laboratories deployed in support of a geographic Combatant Command for the analysis and surveillance of IAT that use, handle, transport, transfer, store, or dispose of IAT.

Document History

July 16, 2019
Safety Standards for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (b)) and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.1 (Reference (c)), this...
DODD 6055.18-M
August 31, 2018
Safety Standards for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (b)) and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.1 (Reference (c)), this...
May 11, 2010
Safety Standards for Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)) and the guidance in DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (b)) and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.1 (Reference (c)), this...

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