While we’ve heard of biosafety guidelines for laboratory personnel, there’s another perspective for studies that involve animals. These guidelines ensure that any animal studies that incorporate the use of harmful & contagious organisms are as secure as possible.
In this infographic, we’ll look at the various biosafety levels and what guidelines we must follow.
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|Types||Level of Access||Guidelines|
|ABSL-1||Limited access, protective clothing mandatory||
|ABSL-2||ABSL-1 + hazard warnings + Class I/ II BSCs||
|ABSL-3||ABSL-2 + controlled access + special PPE||
|ABSL-4||ABSL-3 + strictly limited access + Class III BSCs + decontamination on all exits||
Source: Laboratory Safety Guidelines (WHO, 2004)
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