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Laboratories

The general principles of hygiene controls, hazard awareness, microbiological containment and risk assessment for lab work are now well described in the ACDP document Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and health care premises (2005). A link to this document is provided below, however, the content covers all biological agents, not just BBV, and as such the advice is more generalised.

Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens. (2005). Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and health care premises.

Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens. (2001). The management, design and operation of microbiological containment laboratories. ISBN 0717620344. From HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA. Tel: 01787 881165.

Dept. of Health. (2001). Revised advice on laboratory containment measures for work with tissue samples in clinical cytogenetics laboratories supplement to: ACDP guidance on protection against blood-borne infections in the workplace HIV and hepatitis. Product number 24396. From DH Publications, DH Publications Order line, PO Box 777, London SE1 6XH, Tel: 0870 155 54 55

Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens. (1998). Working safely with simians: management of infection risks. 

Updated 2014-07-22