Biosafety Month

As a proud member of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), the UW–Madison Office of Biological Safety celebrates Biosafety and Biosecurity Month October 1st to October 31st, 2023.

During this time we are sharing related biosafety resources that are available for laboratories and other customers on the UW–Madison campus.

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New Resources for Your Lab

Regulations and Oversight

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Demystifying biosafety acronyms

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Don’t pack a pest

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Poliovirus Containment

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Laboratory and Research Safety

PPE and small organisms inside circle

Disinfectants in animal areas

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Annual training refresher

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What happens after it leaves your facility?

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What to know before you call SWAP

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Laboratory relocation:
Tips to move your lab safely

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New and Updated Resources

BioContainment Lab Services

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Animal door sign updates

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Solo and safe: Working alone in a lab

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What’s new with the Office of Biological Safety

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Previous Biosafety Month Resources for Your Lab

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Animal Research Safety

Cage Cards

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Packaging for Incineration

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ABSL2 Training/ABSL2 Signs

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New ABSL-2 Door Signs

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Animal Research Safety Trainings

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Biosafety Cabinet (BSC)

Bead Sterilizers and Air Flow in BSC

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Biosafety Cabinet Classification

Know Your BSC

Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) Certification

BSC Certification

BSC Moving Safety

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BSC Poster

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Biosafety Cabinet Vacuum Traps: Assembly, Safeguards, and Use

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Cleaning and Disinfection Beneath BSC Work Surface

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Biosafety Protocol

PPE

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Point of Contact

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Minors in Laboratory

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First Report of Exposure or Release Form

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MERI Waste Disposal

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Shoes and Clothing; Spill Procedures

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Minors in Laboratories

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What are Medical Sharps?

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Research Resources

Researchers’ Biosafety Manual

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Lab visits checklist/resources

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OBS Training Documentation Template

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“OK to Trash” Stickers

“OK to Trash” Guidance

Poliovirus Containment

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Biosecurity: Am I doing everything I can?

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Refresher Training Ideas

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Have a Biosafety Question? 

The UW-Madison Office of Biological Safety can help!

Office of Biological Safety

phone: 608-263-2037

email: biosafety@fpm.wisc.edu

Environment, Health & Safety
Facilities Planning & Management Division
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Biological Safety

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