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Due to the nature of research in the Medical School laboratories, there are a number of biological hazards which workers may be exposed to.   

Any researchers working with any of the below sample types or using the facilities identified below should be fully conversant with the appropriate UEA or local rules for working and must ensure they have completed appropriate risk assessments for review by committee 

If you are starting out working with any of these agents, contact the Laboratory Manager for initial advice / assistance. 

Please note, all laboratory staff working with biological agents classified as ACDP Hazard Group 2 or above (http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/misc208.pdf), with Human Tissues or with known respiratory / skin sensitisers must undertake appropriate Health Screening via UEA Occupational Health department. Initially by completion of the appropriate University Medical Service Questionnaire (see link under 'Health Surveillance (Health Protection At Work)'. http://www.umsuea.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=8

genetically modified organisms

 

 

Animal Products and Animal Pathogens

 

 

Cell Culture

 

 

microbiological agents

 

 

BCRE Infection Control CL2+ Suite

 

 

Human Tissues and Body Fluids

 

 

Biological Waste (Micro, GM, Clinical)