CDC’s Office of Safety, Health, and Environment serves as a leader in the field of biosafety.
CDC partners with the U.S. National Institutes of Health to publish biosafety guidelines for protecting workers and preventing exposures in biological laboratories. CDC’s Office of Safety, Health, and Environment serves as the World Health Organization’s Centre for Applied Biosafety Programmes and Training. CDC partners with renowned organizations to sponsor a biennial International Symposium on Biosafety and other occupational health and safety conferences. In addition, CDC’s Office of Safety, Health, and Environment has produced online training on laboratory biosecurity and offers other downloadable materials that may be useful to laboratorians nationally, or around the world.