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Biosafety Level 3 (BL3) Facilities

In response to the global spread of emerging infectious diseases and the threat of bioterrorism, the number of high-containment biosafety laboratories, such as biosafety level (BL3), is on the rise in the United States. These labs—classified by the type of agents used and the risk posed to workers, the external community, and the environment—often contain some of the most potentially dangerous infectious disease agents.

EHS Program Development & Support

EH&E’s team is experienced in providing the following services:

  • Review research to be conducted and work with researchers on standards of care requirements when working with biological materials and select agents requiring BL3 practices and procedures.
  • Training laboratory staff in general biosafety, as well as in the specific agents being used in the labs to ensure maximum protection.
  • Preparation of permits and serve as a liaison and technical representative for interactions with regulatory agencies (local Biosafety committee, local emergency planning committee, fire department).
  • Preparation and participation in presentations to local biosafety committee, including:

    • Explanation of BL3 designation
    • Proposed design
    • Floor plan with access routes and waste storage areas
    • Emergency response plan
    • Training program
    • Pest control program
    • Decontamination and disposal methods
    • Commissioning plan
    • IBC and IACUC information
  • Registration of select agents and toxins with the CDC or USDA.
  • Preparation of written program (chemical hygiene plan, biosafety manual, operation and preventive maintenance program, standard operating procedures) 
  • Develop and update procedures and policies, training program, emergency response program
  • Development of  medical surveillance programs in conjunction with occupational health staff.

For more information on EH&E's biosafety services, click here; or, contact us at contact@eheinc.com or at 1-800-825-5343.