• AS/NZS 2243.3:2010

    Current The latest, up-to-date edition.
    Add to Watchlist
    This Standard has been added successfully to your Watchlist.
    Please visit My Watchlist to see all standards that you are watching.
    Please log in or to add this standard to your Watchlist.
    We could not add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please retry or contact support for assistance.
    We could not add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please retry or contact support for assistance.
    You have already added this standard to your Watchlist.
    Visit My Watchlist to view the full list.

    Safety in laboratories Microbiological safety and containment

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  09-17-2010

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

    Add to Watchlist

    Add To Cart

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

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

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard sets out requirements, responsibilities and general guidelines relating to safe handling and containment of microorganisms and prions in laboratories. It includes animal, plant and invertebrate containment facilities (these may be 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 that may contain pathogenic microorganisms and prions are handled, e.g. biochemistry and soil laboratories. This Standard should be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 2243.1, AS/NZS 2982.1, building codes in Australia and New Zealand and other relevant Parts of the AS/NZS 2243 series.NOTES:1 This Standard uses the term ‘containment facility’ instead of historical terms such as plant houses, glass houses, insectaries and animal houses. For example, an animal house is referred to as an animal containment facility.2 This Standard is not intended for genetic modification work not involving microorganisms, for which the appropriate body should be consulted. See Clause 2.3.3 In addition to referenced documents, Appendix A contains references and related documents that are included in this Standard for additional information and guidance.4 This Standard does not address aquatic containment facilities.

    General Product Information - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Committee CH-026
    Development Note Under Revision by DR AS/NZS 2243.3:2021.
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    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.Sixth edition 2010. Originated as AS 2243.3 1979. Previous edition AS/NZS 2243.3:2002. Sixth edition 2010.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2639-1994 Laminar flow cytotoxic drug safety cabinets - Installation and use
    AS/NZS 2210.3:2009 Occupational protective footwear Specification for safety footwear (ISO 20345:2004, MOD)
    AS/NZS 1336:1997 Recommended practices for occupational eye protection
    AS/NZS 2161.8:2002 Occupational protective gloves Protection against ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination
    AS/NZS 1338.2:1992 Filters for eye protectors - Filters for protection against ultraviolet radiation
    AS/NZS 1337.5:2004 Personal eye-protection Eye-protectors for adjustment work on lasers and laser systems (laser adjustment eye-protectors)
    AS/NZS 2161.7.3:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protection against cuts and stabs by hand knives - Impact cut test for fabric, leather and other materials
    AS/NZS 2161.7.2:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protection against cuts and stabs by hand knives - Gloves and arm guards made of material other than chainmail
    AS/NZS 2161.7.1:1998 Occupational protective gloves Protection against cuts and stabs by hand knives - Chainmail gloves and arm guards (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2243.2:2006 Safety in laboratories Chemical aspects
    AS 4381-2002 Single-use face masks for use in health care
    AS/NZS 2161.3:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protection against mechanical risks
    AS/NZS 2161.1:2000 Occupational protective gloves Selection, use and maintenance
    AS 1386.5-1989 Cleanrooms and clean workstations - Clean workstations
    AS 1807.10-2000 Cleanrooms, workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators - Methods of test Determination of air pressure of cleanrooms and pharmaceutical isolators
    AS/NZS 2161.2:2005 Occupational protective gloves General requirements
    AS/NZS 2161.4:1999 Occupational protective gloves Protection against thermal risks (heat and fire) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3816:1998 Management of clinical and related wastes
    AS/NZS 2210.4:2009 Occupational protective footwear Specification for protective footwear (, MOD)
    AS/NZS 1337.0(Int):2010 Personal eye protection - Eye and face protectors - Vocabulary
    AS 4260-1997 High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters - Classification, construction and performance (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 2161.5:1998 Occupational protective gloves Protection against cold
    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 1338.3:1992 Filters for eye protectors - Filters for protection against infra-red radiation
    AS 1324.1-2001 Air filters for use in general ventilation and airconditioning Application, performance and construction
    AS 2243.4-1998 Safety in laboratories - Ionizing radiations
    AS/NZS 2161.10.1:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - Terminology and performance requirements
    AS/NZS 2243.10:2004 Safety in laboratories Storage of chemicals
    AS 2192-2002 Sterilizers - Steam - Downward-displacement
    AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 Structural design actions Wind actions
    AS/NZS 2210.1:2010 Safety, protective and occupational footwear Guide to selection, care and use
    AS/NZS 2243.9:2009 Safety in laboratories Recirculating fume cabinets
    AS 4834-2007 Packaging for surface transport of biological material that may cause disease in humans, animals and plants
    AS 1807.6-2000 Cleanrooms, workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators - Methods of test Determination of integrity of terminally mounted HEPA filter installations
    AS/NZS 2161.10.3:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - Determination of resistance to permeation by chemicals (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management - Principles and guidelines
    AS 2252.1-2002 Biological safety cabinets - Biological safety cabinets (Class I) for personnel and environment protection
    AS 2567-2002 Laminar flow cytotoxic drug safety cabinets
    AS/NZS 2161.9:2002 Occupational protective gloves Method of measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand
    AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 Safety in laboratories Planning and operational aspects
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 Filters for eye protectors Filters for protection against radiation generated in welding and allied operations
    AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 Laboratory design and construction - General requirements
    AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 Personal eye protection Eye and face protectors for occupational applications
    AS/NZS 2210.2:2009 Occupational protective footwear Test methods (ISO 20344:2004, MOD)
    AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 1337.4:2004 Personal eye-protection - Filters and eye-protectors against laser radiation (laser eye-protectors)
    AS/NZS 1337.6:2007 Personal eye protection - Prescription eye protectors against low and medium impact
    AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
    AS 1410-2003 Sterilizers - Steam - Pre-vacuum
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2003 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    AS/NZS 3500.0:2003 Plumbing and drainage Glossary of terms
    AS/NZS 3500.3:2003 Plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage
    AS 4031-1992 Non-reusable containers for the collection of sharp medical items used in health care areas
    AS/NZS 3500.2:2003 Plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage
    AS/NZS 3500.1:2003 Plumbing and drainage Water services
    AS/NZS 2210.5:2009 Occupational protective footwear Specification for occupational footwear (ISO 20347:2004, MOD)
    AS 2647-1994 Biological safety cabinets - Installation and use
    AS/NZS 2161.10.2:2005 Occupational protective gloves Protective gloves against chemicals and micro-organisms - Determination of resistance to penetration
    AS/NZS 2243.8:2006 Safety in laboratories - Fume cupboards
    AS 1324.2-2003 Air filters for use in general ventilation and airconditioning Methods of test
    AS 2252.2-2009 Controlled environments Biological safety cabinets Class II - Design

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 5013.6:2015 Food microbiology Examination for specific organisms -
    AS 5239-2011 Examination of ignitable liquids in fire debris
    AS 3706.13-2012 Geotextiles - Methods of test Determination of durability - Resistance to certain microbiological agents
    AS/NZS 2243.8:2014 Safety in laboratories Fume cupboards
    AS 5388.1-2012 Forensic analysis Recognition, recording, recovery, transport and storage of material
    AS 5132:2017 Waters - Examination for Legionella spp. including Legionella pneumophila - Using concentration
    AS 2252.6-2011 Controlled environments Clean workstations - Design, installation and use
    AS/NZS 4782.3:2014 Double-capped fluorescent lamps - Performance specifications Procedure for quantitative analysis of mercury present in fluorescent lamps
    AS 3896:2017 Waters - Examination for spp. Including
    AS/NZS 4020:2018 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water
    AS 4439.3:2019 Wastes, sediments and contaminated soils Preparation of leachates - Bottle leaching procedure
    AS/NZS 4760:2019 Procedure for specimen collection and the detection and quantification of drugs in oral fluid
    AS 2252.5:2017 Controlled environments Cytotoxic drug safety cabinets (CDSC) - Design, construction, installation, testing and use
    AS 4439.2:2019 Wastes, sediments and contaminated soils Preparation of leachates - Zero headspace procedure
    • Access your standards online with a subscription

      Features

      • Simple online access to standards, technical information and regulations
      • Critical updates of standards and customisable alerts and notifications
      • Multi - user online standards collection: secure, flexibile and cost effective