ASM Guidelines for Biosafety

ASM Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories: Building a Culture of Biosafety
Jeffrey J. Byrd, St. Marys College of Maryland, St. Marys City, MD &
Diane M. Hartman,Baylor University, Waco, TX

Originally Aired: June 18, 2014

Duration: 51:34

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the recent multistate outbreaks of disease associated with teaching microbiology laboratories
  • Identify the ASM Biosafety Guidelines
  • Describe why increased laboratory biosafety is necessary
  • Compare and contrast laboratory safety procedures for BSL-1 and BSL-2
  • Integrate ASM’s required and recommended practices into teaching laboratories


Sponsored by the ASM Task Committee on Laboratory Safety