ASM Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories

The safe handling of microorganisms in teaching labs is a top priority. The ASM Biosafety Guidelines provide Researcher wearing personal protective equipmenteducators with a clear and consistent way to safely work with microorganisms in the classroom. Developed by biological safety professionals, personnel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and microbiology faculty, the guidelines are brief and easy to use. They’re based on the safety requirements found in the CDC’s Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) and include recommendations for handling microbes at both biosafety level 1 and biosafety level 2.

Using the ASM Biosafety Guidelines in Your Teaching Lab

ASM provides several resources to help you implement the Biosafety Guidelines in your teaching:

Contact Information

ASM Education, education@asmusa.org