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Guidance Checklist for Research Safety - ORO uses this checklist when conducting site visits and it is provided to assist facilities in ensuring compliance with the regulations and policies.   

ORO Security Checklist for BSL-1 and BSL-2 Laboratories - This checklist is based on VHA Handbook 1200.06, Control of Hazardous Agents in VA Research Laboratories.  ORO uses the checklist when conducting site visits and it is provided to assist facilities in ensuring compliance with the regulations and policies.

ORO Security Checklist for BSL-3 Laboratories -  Please also refer to the memorandum from the ORO Chief Officer to the Directors of facilities with BSL-3 Research Laboratories, which indicates that most BSL-3 Research Laboratories will be visited by ORO staff every other year for a security inspection; facilities will conduct their own inspections each year that no ORO visit is conducted and submit a report to ORO.   

Biosafety and Security Links            

 HHS Select Agents and Toxins 

  USDA Select Agents and Toxins  

 Biosafety in Microbiological & Biomedical Lab.  (BMBL) 

 Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration (OSHA)    



 
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