7.2.1 Standard Practices (in addition to those listed for ABSL1)

  • A safety manual specific to the animal facility is prepared or adopted in consultation with the animal facility director and appropriate safety professionals.  The safety manual must be available and accessible.  Personnel are advised of potential hazards and are required to read and follow instructions on practices and procedures.  Consideration should be given to specific biohazards unique to the animal species and protocol in use.
  • Access to the animal room is limited.  Only those persons required for program or support purposes are authorized to enter the animal facility and the areas where infectious materials and/or animals are housed or are manipulated.  All persons including facility personnel, service workers, and visitors are advised of the potential hazards (natural or research pathogens, allergens, etc) and are instructed on the appropriate safeguards.