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Document ID (ISN)100103
CIS number 02-1454
ISBN(s) 3-89701-786-5
Year 2001
Convention or series no. Fb 938
Author(s) Barth U., Hesener U., Kaufmann M., Blum C., Wörsdörfer K.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Study of the applicability of normal chemical plant safety checks to biotechnology plants
Original title Untersuchung der Übertragbarkeit der in chemischen Anlagen üblichen Sicherheitsbetrachtung auf biotechnische Anlagen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2001. 215p. Illus. 78 ref. Price: EUR 18.00.
Abstract This report proposes an approach for testing the safety of biotechnology plants, based on the German Regulation for Hazardous Substances "Safety Technology" (Technische Regeln für Gefarhstoffe "Sicherheitstechnik", TRGS 300). It takes into account the specific aspects of biological substances as well as the working procedures of the biotechnology industry. Reference is made to current legal requirements in Germany. The validity of the approach is illustrated by reference to several of examples of plants and working procedures. The specific case of genetic engineering is discussed. Detailed summary in English and French.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; biotechnology industry; plant safety organization; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; report; confined spaces; safety checks; containment; safety audits; genetic engineering
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biotechnology industry
Biological hazards