This page contains links to sources of HSE information and guidance on biological hazards at work.
General occupational guidance
- Working with Hazard Group 3 biological agents it is essential that the most suitable containment measures are used. Invariably this means working at Containment Level 3 (CL3). This video aims to help laboratory staff in both research and diagnostic facilities to interpret COSHH regulations in this environment and demonstrates the requirements of the CL3 laboratory.0 7176 1877 3 £40.00 15mins
- Microbiological risks: working with sewage and sludge. Workers in a number of industries are at risk from contact with sewage. This video shows the risks presented by a number of different work activities. It illustrates the importance of personal protective equipment, good hygiene practices and training.0 7176 1897 8 £40.00 12mins
- Microbiological safety cabinets: safe working practice. This video about microbiological safety cabinets offers practical advice on their safe use. Correct use, maintenance and testing of cabinets is fundamental in controlling exposure to dangerous biological agents. 0 7176 2099 9 £25.00 19mins
Biological Agents Bulletin - Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
This is an ad hoc publication, published by the ACDP secretariat. It aims to give information on the work of the ACDP, including new and forthcoming publications; news on the classification of biological agents; and other issues and topics of interest to people working with biological agents. The bulletin is aimed at workers in the laboratory and health care sectors, as well as people with a public health interest in infectious disease.
N.B. Except for the latest edition the bulletins in this section are not current information; they have been included for interest only. Any links or URLs contained within some of the older bulletins may no longer work, and some of the pages referred to may no longer be extant.