The University Police and Safety Office provides biosafety services and recommendations to all of NDSU’s Departments and researchers. By making these resources available, it is our goal to put measures into place to make our students, employees, and the environment safer from biohazards utilized in important research that benefits human, animal, and plant health.
Autoclave Verification Program
Handbooks and Manuals
- National Institute for Health (NIH) Guidelines
- Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) - 5th Edition
- Biosafety Level and Risk Group Description
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guide to Disinfection
- World Health Organization (WHO) Biosafety Manual
- Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen Fact Sheet
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen Manual
- "A Practical Guide to Containment: Plant Biosafety In Research Greenhouses"
- Guidelines for the Safe Transport of Infectious Substances and Diagnostic Specimens, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Summary of Practical Disinfectants for use in Biological Research
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Disinfection Recommendation Chart
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - PPQ
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Veterinary Biologicals
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - BRS
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Accessing ePermits
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - IPP
Select Agent Program
NDSU is not currently registered as a Select Agent Facility. If you are thinking about planning a project that would involve work with Select Agents, contact the Safety Office (1-7759) to discuss the requirements that would apply to your project. You can learn what organisms and toxins have been assigned to the Select Agent list, and an overview of what regulations apply to them by using the links below.
Shipping Biological Specimens
- If you are in need of obtaining training to ship biological specimens, please contact the University Police and Safety Office (1-7759) for recommendations of vendors that supply this training.