ABSL Animal Biosafety Level
APHL Association of Public Health Laboratories
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
BBP Blood Borne Pathogens
BMBL Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
BSAT Biological Select Agents and Toxins
BSC Biosafety Cabinet
BSL Biosafety Level
BSO Biological Safety Officer
BPRP Biological Personnel Reliability Program
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DEFRA Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
DGR Dangerous Goods Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOJ Department of Justice
DOS Department of State
DSAT Division of Select Agents and Toxins
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FDA Food and Drug Administration
GMO Genetically Modified Organism
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HSE Health and Safety Executive
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IATA International Air Transport Association
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
IES Investigative and Enforcement Services
LRN Laboratory Response Network
MIOSHA Michigan Occupation Health and Safety Administration
MMWRA Michigan Medical Waste Regulatory Act
NBL National Biocontainment Laboratories
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIH National Institutes of Health
NSABB National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
NSF National Sanitation Foundation
OBA Office of Biotechnology Activity
OIG Office of Inspector General
OPIM Other Potentially Infectious Material
ORSP Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PBSL Plant Biosafety Level
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PI Principal Investigator
RBL Regional Biocontainment Laboratory
RG Risk Group
RM/EHS Risk Management/Environmental Health and Safety
rDNA Recombinant Deoxyribonucleic Acid
SAPO Specified Animal Pathogen Order
TAMU Texas A & M University
USAMRIID U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
WHO World Health Organization​
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