|Document ID (ISN)||55895|
|Convention or series no.
Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
||Categorisation of pathogens according to hazard and categories of containment
||HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 1990. 68p. 17 ref. Price: 6.00.
||Contents of this guide: introductory comments on assessing the dangers of pathogenic organisms, a review of categorisation, physical containment of work and implementation of preventive measures; categories of pathogens (allocation of pathogens to hazard groups; definition of hazard groups; matching hazard group with containment level; modification to containment; categorisation lists; vaccination; vaccinia immunisation; sources of vaccines and other immunological products); categories of containment (model rules; local adjustments to levels of containment; laboratory and animal room containment levels). Appendices include: recommendations for certain types of virus, the use of Class II microbiological safety cabinets, respiratory protective equipment and training of laboratory personnel.
||laboratory work; United Kingdom; biological hazards; pathogenic bacteria; microorganisms
||parasitic diseases; experimental animals; viruses; fungi; infectious hepatitis; rabies; safety guides; respirators; safe working methods; vaccination; replaced; classification systems; data sheet; personal protective equipment
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)