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Document ID (ISN)66808
CIS number 96-1103
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0724-0
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission, Education Service Advisory Committee
Title Biotechnology: Health and safety in education
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. v, 26p. 47 ref. Price: GBP 6.95.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance on health and safety in biotechnology processes used in education. Contents: controlling risks in biotechnology processes (risk assessment, hierarchy of risk control measures); controlling hazardous substances (health surveillance, training, personal protective equipment); control of biological hazards (categorization of process organisms not involving genetic modification, notification of use, risk assessment and control, use and control of genetically modified microorganisms, microbiological safety cabinets, flexible film isolators; processes involving foodstuffs, scaling-up processes and pilot plant); control of associated chemical hazards; waste disposal.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; microorganisms; biological hazards; educational institutions; health engineering
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; chemical safety; genetic engineering; safety guides; biosafety cabinets; hazard evaluation; legislation; disinfectants
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Biological hazards