People working in laboratories are exposed to many risks. The more lab workers are aware of and adhere to recommended, science-based safety precautions, the lower the risk. The protection of laboratorians, coworkers, patients, families, and the environment is a CDC priority.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Anthrax Worker Safety
Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories: Recommendations of a CDC-convened, Biosafety Blue Ribbon Panel Cdc-pdf.
CDC BioSafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (5th edition, 2009).