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Biological Safety Manuals and Other Docs

The University Biosafety Manuals and quick reference tips sheets establish basic practices, procedures, and expectations in order to conduct safe biological research at Cornell.

BSL 1 & 2 Program Manual

The Biosafety Level 1 & 2 program assists laboratories working with certain infectious agents to identify the hazardous and to provide a guide for the selection of appropriate biosafety levels and microbiological practices, safety equipment, and facility safeguards.


BSL 3 Program Manual

The Biosafety Level 3 program assists researchers working with infectious and other biological agents that must be handled at Biosafety Level 3.  The program guides researchers as to specific requirements for work at Biosafety Level 3. ​​


Tip Sheets:


Biological Safety Cabinets


Disinfectant Selection

Handling of Biological Materials on the Open Bench

Index of GBP's

Microtomes and Cryostats

Responding to Biological Exposures

Responding to Biological Spills

Sharps Handling

Standard Precautions

Waste Handling and Disposal