You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate a laboratory where micro-organisms will be contained and / or examined for scientific purposes.
This standard specifies requirements and gives recommended practices relating to safety in laboratories in which micro-organisms are handled. The specified requirements relate to matters including:
- How to handle micro-organisms;
- Risk group categories for micro-organisms; and
- Containment levels for laboratories dealing with certain types of micro-organisms.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.