Biological Safety: Principles and Practices / Edition 3

Biological Safety: Principles and Practices / Edition 3

by Diane O. Fleming, Debra L. (Eds.) Hunt
     
 

Written by recognized authorities with decades of experience in the biological safety field, the third edition of this best-selling volume is an essential resource as well as an excellent text for courses in biosafety. The epidemiology of laboratory-associated infections, including some previously unreported cases, is thoroughly covered. Detailed chapters cover

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Written by recognized authorities with decades of experience in the biological safety field, the third edition of this best-selling volume is an essential resource as well as an excellent text for courses in biosafety. The epidemiology of laboratory-associated infections, including some previously unreported cases, is thoroughly covered. Detailed chapters cover hazard assessments of the wide range of pathogens and biological toxins encountered in biomedical laboratories as well as other occupational settings. All facets of hazard control, from personal protective equipment to institution-wide provisions and policies, are discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555811808
Publisher:
American Society Microbiology
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

IHazard identification
1Microbial flora of humans and microbial virulence factors3
2Indigenous and pathogenic agents of research animals19
3Laboratory, growth chamber, and greenhouse microbial safety : plant pathogens and plant-associated microorganisms of significance to human health35
4Epidemiology of laboratory-associated infections53
IIHazard assessment
5Risk assessment of biological hazards81
6Bacterial pathogens93
7Protozoa and helminths115
8Mycotic agents of human disease163
9Viral agents of human disease : biosafety concerns179
10Biosafety for microorganisms transmitted primarily by the airborne route209
11Cell lines : applications and biosafety221
12Allergens of animal and biological systems241
13Biological toxins : safety and science253
IIIHazard control
14Design of biomedical laboratory facilities273
15Primary barriers and equipment-associated hazards295
16Primary barriers : biological safety cabinets, fume hoods, and glove boxes303
17Personal respiratory protection325
18Standard (universal) precautions for handling human specimens341
19Prudent biosafety practices361
20Decontamination and disinfection373
21Packing and shipping biological materials383
IVAdministrative controls
22Biological safety program management405
23Biosafety compliance : a global perspective417
24Occupational medicine in a biomedical research setting437
25Measuring biosafety program effectiveness445
VSpecial considerations for biosafety
26Biosafety of prion diseases461
27Safety considerations in the BSL-4 maximum-containment laboratory487
28Biosafety and viral gene transfer vectors509
29Biosafety in the teaching laboratory531
30Biosafety in the pharmaceutical industry551
31Large-scale production of microorganisms561
32Special considerations for agriculture pathogen biosafety579
33Biosafety and biosecurity : regulatory impact587

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