SAFETY STANDARDS FOR MICROBIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL LABORATORIES
|Publication Date:||11 August 2020|
In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.11 and the April 10, 2019 Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, and the guidance in DoD Instructions (DoDIs) 6055.01 and 6055.05, this issuance assigns responsibilities and prescribes technical safety requirements for the DoD to use, handle, transport, transfer, store, and dispose of infectious agents and toxins (IAT):
• In DoD laboratories rated at biosafety level (BSL)-2, animal biosafety level (ABSL)-2, and higher (not including clinical laboratories).
• Used in microbiological laboratories in biomedical and biological research settings, microbiology teaching laboratories, public health laboratories, and veterinary reference laboratories that use, handle, transport, transfer, store, or dispose of IAT.