Level 2 Biosafety
macklon at acs.ucalgary.ca
Wed Nov 9 19:41:02 EST 1994
> 1. Is anyone familiar with the requirements of level 2 biosafety, or
> does anyone know where I can find the information?
> 2. Is there anyone out there that has worked in level 2 labs that can
> comment on the experience? In particular, is this something that we
> really want to get into.
Yes, level 2 is essentially good lab technique with the ability to contain
"hazardous" (through aerosolization primarily) procedures within a
Nearly every hospital lab is a level 2, as are most microbiology research
labs. It is not something to be unduly concerned about IMHO.
Here is where you can get the precise information:
"Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories", US Dept. of
Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease
Control and National Institutes of Health - HHS Publication# (NIH)88-8395.
Available from the Superintendent of Documents, US Gov't. Printing Office,
Washington DC, 20402
This publication describes in detail the standards and operating practices
that are necessary to constitute Biosafety Level 1 through 4.
Good luck, nuthin to worry about.
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