Fall 2009 Conference
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Spring 2013 Conference - June 13-14
Information and a registration form is available on the
Conference Information page.
University of Kentucky Autoclave Verification Program
David Hibbard has provided the following information relating to the University of Kentucky's Autoclave Verification Program:
Autoclave Training (7 MB)
Autoclave Verification Poster
Instructions for Use of 3M Attest Biological Indicator Test
Responses to the Laser Program Survey
Bill Fendt compiled the responses to the University Laser Program Survey which can be found in the PDF section of the Resources page.
A collection of guides, information and resources concerning avian and pandemic influenza.
Web-based access to the Archives are now available.
See the Listserve FAQ for instructions.
Independent Third Party Commissioning of Biosafety-3 Laboratories
Vanderbilt University - Environmental Health and Safety Policy
Vanderbilt University - Commitment to Safety, Health and Environmental Protection
Deemed Export Controls
The Best Management Practices (BMP) Catalog
Homeland Security Case Studies
New DOT Security Regulations
Approaches to an Integrated Framework
for Management and Disposal
of Low-Activity Radioactive Waste: Request for Comment
Laboratory Security and Emergency Response Guidance for
Laboratories Working with Select Agents
Traditional laboratory biosafety guidelines have emphasized
use of optimal work practices, appropriate containment equipment, well-designed
facilities, and administrative controls to minimize risks of unintentional
infection or injury for laboratory workers and to prevent contamination
of the outside environment.
Although clinical and research microbiology laboratories might contain
dangerous biologic, chemical, and radioactive materials, to date, only
a limited number of reports have been published of materials being used
intentionally to injure laboratory workers or others. However, recently,
concern has increased regarding possible use of them to persons who
have a legitimate need to handle or use biologic, chemical, and radioactive
materials as terrorism agents.
In the United States, recent terrorism incidents have resulted in the
substantial enhancement of existing regulations and creation of new
regulations governing laboratory security to prevent such incidents.
Lab Security for Select Agents
International Building Codes
On December 9, 1994, the International Code Council (ICC) was established
as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of
comprehensive and coordinated national codes.
The ICC founders - the Building Officials and Code Administrators
(BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and
the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) - created
the ICC in response to technical disparities among the three sets of
model codes now in use in the U.S. In the past, it was difficult for
building industry professionals to move into different regions within
the U.S., much less into an international environment. The ICC now offer
a single, complete set of construction codes without regional limitations
-- the International Codes. The new International Codes are quickly
being adopted and a revised version is due in February of 2003.
Resources, Links and Related Articles:
Codes Revision Schedule
Codes Position Paper
INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, ICC, LOOSELEAF
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or endorsing one vendor over another.
Final Action Agenda for consideration at the joint
annual meeting of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International,
Inc. (BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials
(ICBO), and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
in Fort Worth, Texas on October 1 -October 5, 2002. - Download
Disclaimer: The International Code State and Jurisdiction
Adoption Charts are works in progress. The information contained herewith
has been provided by individuals involved in local jurisdictions and
state legislatures. ICC encourages its members and site visitors to
submit comments, suggestions and/or corrections.
Codes - Adoption by State
- Adoption by Jurisdiction