Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 2243.3:2010 Safety in Laboratories - Microbiological Safety and Containment - Australian Government

Description

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to deal with a genetically modified organism (GMO). Certain dealings with GMO's are classified as notifiable low risk dealings. This means that anyone may undertake the dealing, subject to meeting specified conditions, without the need to hold a licence.

A kind of dealing mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 3 of the Act involving a micro-organism that satisfies the criteria in this standard must be carried out in a facility that is appropriate for the dealing and has been certified by the Agency to at least physical containment level 3.

The standard sets out requirements, responsibilities and general guidelines relating to safety in laboratories where micro-organisms and prions are handled.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

Regulatory Practice and Compliance Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Phone: 1800 181 030
Fax: 02 6271 4202
Email: ogtr@health.gov.au