Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture (2016).
- : Provides action steps, resources, and recommendations to strengthen a culture of research safety.
Benderly BL. Urging universities to act on safety. Science Careers. May 4, 2016.
- : Reviews recent reports and resources for improving researcher safety in the lab.
National Academies of Science. Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research (2014).
- : Examines the culture of safety in research institutions and makes recommendations for university leadership, laboratory researchers, and environmental health and safety professionals to support safety as a core value of their institutions.
The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update; National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2011.
- : A reference on the safe handling and disposal of chemicals in the laboratory for almost thirty years. The update includes new topics: emergency planning, laboratory security, green chemistry, compatible chemical storage, the handling of nanomaterials, and environmental health and safety systems. A Summary and Brief Report are available in PDF format for download.
Benderly B. FDA official testifies on lab safety after smallpox, anthrax incidents. Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. April 20, 2016.
- : Discusses the actions taken to improve safety at high-containment laboratories operated by the federal government.
Benderly B. Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says. Science Careers. August 26, 2015.
- : Discusses two approaches for improving researcher safety in the lab.
Reardon S. U.S. health agency blasted over lab safety violations. Nature. April 1, 2015.
- : Discusses the impact of safety lapses at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Benderly B. Using a federal stick to enhance lab safety. Science Careers. July 31, 2014.
- : Discusses the potential of several highly publicized events and government intervention to improve lab safety.
Benderly B. Empowered students drive lab safety. Science Careers. March 5, 2014.
- : Provides an overview of the Joint Safety Team initiative at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Benderly B. The landmark Patrick Harran case ends inconclusively. Science Careers. July 9, 2014.
- : Discusses the outcome of this first-ever criminal case against a professor in a lab-safety incident.
Van Noorden R. Safety survey reveals lab risks. Nature. January 2, 2013.
- : Presents results from the first international survey of researchers’ workplace attitudes and practices towards safety.
Benderly B. Taken for granted: When will they ever learn? Science Careers. May 6, 2011.
- : Explores issues that influences safe laboratory practices at American academic research institutions.
Pollock A, Wilson D. Safety Rules Can’t Keep Up with Biotech Industry. New York Times. May 27, 2010.
- : Discusses the current climate of safety and occupational risks related to infectious agents for hospital, laboratory, and other health care workers.
Basken P. Scientist, Banned From Lab, Blames U. of Wisconsin for Biosafety Lapse. The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 19, 2010.
- : Discusses a case involving the federal government, institutional and individual accountability in handling hazardous biological materials.
Fitzsimmons EG. Researcher Had Bacteria for Plague at His Death. New York Times. September 22, 2009.
- : Investigation into whether a weakened strain of the bacteria that causes plague may have caused the death of a researcher at the University of Chicago.
- : Created by Congress via the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970 to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
- : Promotes scientific advancement and safety in the conduct of basic and clinical recombinant DNA research.
- : Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
- : Federal agency responsible for providing expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health. through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, workplace safety, and preparedness for new health threats.
RCR Lab Management, by Washington State University.
- : Provides resources for effectively managing a research lab, including a module on General Safety Training.