The Approved List of biological agents

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MISC208 (rev4)

The Approved List of biological agents and associated guidance are prepared by the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) at the request of the Health and Safety Executive.

The Approved List provides the approved classification of biological agents as referred to in COSHH. It is relevant to risk assessment for work with biological agents and the application of appropriate control measures.

It is for use by people who deliberately work with biological agents, especially those in research, development, teaching or diagnostic laboratories and industrial processes, or those who work with humans or animals who are (or are suspected to be) infected with such an agent in health and animal care facilities.

This edition includes the following changes:

Updated: 2022-05-22