Australian Respiratory Council


TB Work Safe Handbook


Laboratory Safety Global Edition 2019

The Laboratory Safety Handbook is an initiative of a Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership in collaboration with the Global Laboratory Initiative. The handbook has been developed to help reduce the risk of infection or injury, and protect the laboratory workforce and the wider community against unintentional exposures or releases of pathogenic biological agents. This handbook provides practical information and clear illustrations to assist laboratory staff in understanding the important safety issues related to the processing and management of samples potentially containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis.