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Document ID (ISN)78088
CIS number 02-438
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2034-4
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission
Title The management, design and operation of microbiological containment laboratories
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. iv, 72p. lllus. 61 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.
Abstract The implementation of EC Biological Agents Directive (90/679/EC, see CIS 91-29) via the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1994 and 1999 (COSHH, see CIS 95-19 and CIS 00-620) introduced legal requirements applicable to all types of laboratories. This guidance concentrates on legal requirements under COSHH applicable to work with biological agents in microbial containment laboratories. Contents include: safety and health management in microbial containment laboratories; general principles of design and operation of microbial containment laboratories; principal requirements for containment level 2 and level 3 laboratories.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; United Kingdom; biological hazards; confined spaces; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) European Communities; limitation of exposure; biosafety cabinets; research establishments; classification; standard; safety guides; legislation
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) Confined spaces
Biological hazards