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Document ID (ISN)66449
CIS number 96-1100
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1038-1
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
Title Categorisation of biological agents according to hazard and containment categories
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 4th ed., 1995. viii, 152p. 13 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Abstract The new edition of this guide (see CIS 91-1019 for previous edition) reflects the need to implement two European Community Directives concerning biological agents (90/679/EEC and 93/88/EEC). Contents: background information on the categorization of biological agents; guidance list of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi in four hazard groups; guidance on the selection of appropriate containment measures; requirements for each of four levels of containment for laboratories and for work with experimental animals inoculated with biological agents. Appendices provide further guidance on the control of specific biological agents. Includes an Approved List of biological agents. Sections of the guide having legal status are highlighted.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; United Kingdom; biological hazards; microorganisms; health engineering; European Communities
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; safety guides; parasitic diseases; experimental animals; pathogenic bacteria; viruses; fungi; mycobacterial infections; infectious hepatitis; rabies; respirators; immunization; classification systems; information of personnel; fumigation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)