Environmental Health and Safety

Biosafety Containment for Animal Labs

The following are the recommended biocontainment levels for working with vertebrate animals in the laboratory based on the 5th ed. of Biosafety in Biomedical and Microbiological Laboratories (BMBL) .  The BMBL provides guidance for working with infected animals as well as animals that may naturally harbor zoonotic infectious agents. Biocontainment levels may be raised or lowered based on risk assessment for specific protocols.

Animal Biosafety Level 1 (ABSL-1)

Special Requirements

Animal Biosafety Level 2 (ABSL-2)

Special Requirements