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The goal and purpose of the Biosafety Program is to protect all employees, students, the public, and the environment from contamination with or exposure to hazardous biological agents or materials (biohazards) being used at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Penn Biosafety Manual provides a practical overview of proper work practices and the requirements for regulatory compliance with laws and guidelines governing proper use, containment and disposal of biological hazards.

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The Biosafety Manual is available in pdf format:

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The University of Pennsylvania's Biological Safety Manual is undergoing continuous revision and modification. Please send suggestions for improvements to: Biosafety Manual Suggestions.