• AS/NZS 2243.3:2002

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    Safety in laboratories - Microbiological aspects and containment facilities

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    Superseded date:  06-30-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-2002

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies requirements and gives recommended practices relating to safety in laboratories in which microorganisms are handled. Includes descriptions of risk group categories for microorganisms and requirements for facilities of corresponding containment levels.

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    This Standard sets out requirements, responsibilities and general guidelines relating to safety in laboratories where microorganisms and prions are handled. It is intended for laboratories, including animal, plant and invertebrate containment facilities, whether integral or separate to the laboratory, where microbiological work such as research, teaching, diagnosis, quality control and regulatory analysis, e.g. of foodstuffs, water and effluents, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, is undertaken. It may also provide assistance to other laboratories where specimens which may contain pathogenic microorganisms and prions are handled such as biochemistry and soil laboratories. This Standard should be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 2243.1.NOTES: 1 In this context, microorganism means protozoa, fungi, free-living bacteria, cell-dependent bacteria and viruses.2 This Standard uses the term ‘containment facility’ when referring to ancillary sections of laboratories. Historical terms such as plant houses, glass houses, insectaries and animal houses are no longer used. For example, an animal house is referred to as an animal containment facility.3 This Standard does not provide detailed guidance for genetic manipulation work for which the appropriate body should be consulted. See Clause 4.6.4 Appendix A contains referenced documents that are included in this Standard for additional information and guidance as well as related documents which may be of interest.

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    Committee CH-026
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS 2243.3-1979.Second edition 1985.Third edition 1991.Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 2243.3:1995.Fifth edition 2002. First published as AS 2243.3-1979. Second edition 1985. Third edition 1991. Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 2243.3:1995. Fifth edition 2002.

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    AS 1386.5-1989 Cleanrooms and clean workstations - Clean workstations
    AS 1885.1-1990 Measurement of occupational health and safety performance Describing and reporting occupational injuries and disease, known as the Workplace injury and disease recording standard
    AS 2639-1994 Laminar flow cytotoxic drug safety cabinets - Installation and use
    AS/NZS 1336:1997 Recommended practices for occupational eye protection
    AS 2243.9-1991 Safety in laboratories - Recirculating fume cabinets
    AS 2252.1-1994 Biological safety cabinets - Biological safety cabinets (Class I) for personnel and environment protection
    AS 1807.10-2000 Cleanrooms, workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators - Methods of test Determination of air pressure of cleanrooms and pharmaceutical isolators
    AS 3500.1.1-1998 National plumbing and drainage - Water supply - Performance requirements
    AS 2252.1-2002 Biological safety cabinets - Biological safety cabinets (Class I) for personnel and environment protection
    AS 2243.10-1993 Safety in laboratories - Storage of chemicals
    AS/NZS 2647:2000 Biological safety cabinets - Installation and use
    AS 3500.3.1-1998 National plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage - Performance requirements
    AS/NZS 2243.10:2004 Safety in laboratories Storage of chemicals
    AS 4260-1997 High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters - Classification, construction and performance (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1807.7-2000 Cleanrooms, workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators - Methods of test Determination of integrity of HEPA filter installations not terminally mounted
    AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 Safety in laboratories Planning and operational aspects
    AS 1324.2-1996 Air filters for use in general ventilation and airconditioning Methods of test
    AS 1807.22-2000 Cleanrooms, workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators - Methods of test Determination of air barrier containment of laminar flow safety cabinets
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS 2567-1994 Laminar flow cytotoxic drug safety cabinets
    AS/NZS 2243.1:1997 Safety in laboratories - General
    AS/NZS 2243.2:1997 Safety in laboratories - Chemical aspects
    AS/NZS 2243.9:2003 Safety in laboratories - Recirculating fume cabinets
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    AS/NZS 2243.2:2006 Safety in laboratories Chemical aspects
    AS 3500.2.1-1996 National Plumbing and Drainage - Sanitary plumbing and drainage - Performance requirements
    AS 1324.1-2001 Air filters for use in general ventilation and airconditioning Application, performance and construction
    AS 2567-2002 Laminar flow cytotoxic drug safety cabinets
    AS 2252.2-1994 Biological safety cabinets - Laminar flow biological safety cabinets (Class II) for personnel, environment and product protection
    AS/NZS 2243.8:2006 Safety in laboratories - Fume cupboards
    AS 2252.2-2004 Biological safety cabinets - Laminar flow biological safety cabinets (Class II) for personnel, environment and product protection
    AS 1324.2-2003 Air filters for use in general ventilation and airconditioning Methods of test
    AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2243.4-1998 Safety in laboratories - Ionizing radiations
    AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 Laboratory design and construction - General requirements
    AS 1410-2003 Sterilizers - Steam - Pre-vacuum
    AS/NZS 3816:1998 Management of clinical and related wastes
    AS 3500.4.1-1997 National Plumbing and Drainage - Hot water supply systems - Performance requirements
    AS/NZS 1337:1992 Eye protectors for industrial applications
    AS 1410-1987 Sterilizers - Steam - Pre-vacuum
    AS 4031-1992 Non-reusable containers for the collection of sharp medical items used in health care areas
    AS/NZS 2243.8:2001 Safety in laboratories - Fume cupboards

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