What are biosafety 2 laboratory parameters?
Biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) The biological material used in a BSL-2 laboratory consists of bacteria, viruses, and organisms associated with human diseases. The potential pathogenic or infectious organisms subject to BSL-2 standards pose a moderate hazard to healthy adult humans.
Which BSL biological safety level requires the use of a BSC?
BSL-3: Required in the presence of potentially lethal, often “exotic” airborne microbes, such as tuberculosis. The lab is restricted behind two sets of doors. Workers may require immunizations, and PPE plus respirators are advised. All work is performed within a BSC.
What PPE is always required in a biosafety level 2 bl2 laboratory?
Protective laboratory coats, gowns, smocks, or uniforms designated for lab use must be worn when working with BSL2 materials.
Which biosafety level is our microbiology lab?
Biosafety Levels BSL-1 labs are used to study infectious agents or toxins not known to consistently cause disease in healthy adults. They follow basic safety procedures, called Standard Microbiological Practices and require no special equipment or design features.
What is a Level 2 laboratory?
BSL–2. This biosafety level covers laboratories that work with agents associated with human diseases (i.e. pathogenic or infections organisms) that pose a moderate health hazard. The laboratory has self-closing, lockable doors. A sink and eyewash station should be readily available.
How do I get BSL 2 certification?
In order to use biologicals requiring biosafety level 2 (BSL2) or higher containment, the Principal Investigator must register the project with the UR Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and have the lab inspected by Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for compliance with the UR biosafety requirements.
What are minimum PPE requirements in the lab?
Staff/Students/Volunteers working in a lab: a lab coat, protective eyewear, long pants and closed toe shoes are the minimum PPE for work in a laboratory where chemical, biological, radiological, or mechanical hazards are present.
In what order do you don PPE?
STEP 1: GOWN.
What is the difference between BSL-2 and BSL 3?
Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) is suitable for work involving agents that pose moderate hazards to personnel and the environment. A BSL-3 lab is designed to contain an inhalation exposure risk for personnel working in the lab as well as individuals outside the lab.