The University is committed to ensuring that exposure of employees and students to biological agents that are potentially hazardous to health is prevented or adequately controlled. This policy applied to all work activities involved in the handling, use, transport and storage of Biological Agents. The University's policy and procedures are based on the requirements of national legislation and extensive guidance produced by various expert technical advisory committees issued in support of the Regulations.
COSHH defines a Biological Agent as a “micro-organism, cell culture, or human endoparasite, whether or not genetically modified, which may cause infection, allergy, toxicity or otherwise create a hazard to human health”.
|ACDP List of Biological Agents||Local Biological Safety Officers|
|Autoclave Safety||Microbiological Safety Cabinets|
|Blood Borne Infections||Schedule 5 Organisms|
|Biological Safety Policy|
|Genetic Modification Code of Practice|
|Infectious Agents Laboratory Safety|
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788
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