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Safe Working With Biological Hazards

Safe Working With Biological Hazards

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Safe Working withBiological Hazards
Published by the University Safety Office
© University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
February 2000
 
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Safe Working with Biological Hazards
ContentsIntroduction
Application
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Responsibilities
3
Categories of Pathogens and Containment Levels
4
Prohibitions, Restrictions, Risk Assessments and Approvals
4
General Requirements, comprising:
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Movement of Material out of Laboratory
6
Movement of material out of the University
6
Accidents
6
Large Scale Production
6
Laboratory Coats
6
Accidents and Emergencies
Emergency Procedure for Accidents involving micro-organisms
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Prevention and Reporting of 'Inoculation' Accidents
10
Health
General: BIOCOSHH Risk Assessment
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Pregnancy
12
Immunisation
13
Specific Codes and Procedures
Precautions against blood-borne viruses (HIV and Hepatitis)
15
Genetic Modification including work with Genetically Modified organisms
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Disposal Procedures
19
Purchase, Use and Testing of Equipment
Autoclaves
20
Microbiological Safety Cabinets
22
Fumigation
24
Background Information
Cell Cultures
18
Disinfectants: Selection and use
27
Serum or Plasma Treatment
29
Eye-wash solutions
30
University Register of Micro-organisms and Users
31
Departmental Biological Safety Supervisors - Terms of Reference
33
Hazard Groups and Containment Levels
35
The BIOCOSHH Risk Assessment Form
38
Animal Pathogens
42
List of Reference Publications
Interpretation"Should" is advisory."Must" and "Shall" is obligatory: failure to observe such an item may be regardedas a disciplinary matter.
 
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Important Sources of information
USOhttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/internal/safety/ *USO circulars: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/internal/safety/circular/index.htmlHSEhttp://www.open.gov.uk/hse/hsehome.htmMAFFhttp://www.maff.gov.ukCategorisation of Biological Agents: http://www.open.gov.uk/hthdir/agents.htm
List of abbreviations
ACRONYMFULLCOMMENT
ACDPAdvisory committee on dangerouspathogensGovernment body advising oncontainment of pathogensACGMAdvisory committee onGenetic ModificationGovernment body advising oncontainment of GMOsBIOCOSHH formBiological COSHH formUniversity form to supportbiological risk assessmentsBSSBiological Safety SupervisorDepartment/School levelCOSHHControl of substances hazardousto healthLegislative structure governinghandling of hazardous materialsGMGenetic ModificationGMOGenetically Modified OrganismHSEHealth and Safety ExecutiveGovernment agency charged withensuring compliance with safetylegislationMAFFMinistry of Agriculture Fisheriesand FoodNOHNewcastle Occupational HealthLocal agency providingoccupational health services on acontractual basisUBSOUniversity Biological SafetyOfficerUniversity Officer providingadvice to the USO on biosafetyUSOUniversity Safety Office
* N.B. Updates of this Code will appear on this web site.

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