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2017 October

25 October, Wednesday

  • 2016 - December - Biological Agents Ninth eBulletin
    Ninth edition of eBulletin includes information on: HSE Bioeconomy sector plan - HSE priorities and actions, Approved classification of attenuated type 2 polio virus, Post Implementation Review of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014, Recruitment of industrial biotechnology member for Scientific Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification (Contained Use) (SACGM(CU)) and interesting articles relating to regulation of biological agents
    Location: Community Home Biological Agents eBulletins
    Last modified by Lyndsey Baldwin (1 year ago)
  • 2017 - October - Biological Agents Tenth eBulletin
    Tenth eBulletin includes information on: HSE Bioeconomy sector plan and Helping Great Britain Work Well, revision to the Approved list of biological agents, changes to letters relating to notifications and licence applications for contained use activities, recruitment of industrial biotechnology member for (SACGM(CU), Institute for Safety in Technology and Research Annual meeting (14-15th November 2017, Manchester) and interesting articles relating to regulation of biological agents
    Location: Community Home Biological Agents eBulletins
    Created by Lyndsey Baldwin (1 year ago)
2017 July

13 July, Thursday

2017 January

18 January, Wednesday

2016 August

18 August, Thursday

2016 May

11 May, Wednesday

  • 2015 - December - Biological Agents Sixth eBulletin
    eBulletin providing update on health and safety related to biological agents including type 2 polio virus reclassification, revision of part 3 of SACGM compendium of guidance, discussion at Convention on Biological Diversity on synthetic biology and launch of consultation on new strategy for the health and safety system in the UK, interesting articles - EASAC gain of function report; Select Committee report on GM insects
    Location: Community Home Biological Agents eBulletins
    Last modified by Mike Paton (2 years ago)

10 May, Tuesday

  • Formaldehyde
    Formaldehyde is used in laboratories for room or equipment decontamination (eg microbiological safety cabinets). From January 2016, it has been classified as a Category 1b carcinogen under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. This means that use of formaldehyde will be restricted to professional use only. The classification also has significant implications for the approval of formaldehyde as an active substance under Biocidal Products Regulation. The long term use of formaldehyde will be subject to further restrictions. Users need be looking into alternative gaseous disinfectants for rooms and equipment, whilst there is time to do so.
    Location: Community Home
    Last modified by Mike Paton (2 years ago)
  • Comparison of multiple systems for fumigation - Beswick et al 2011
    This study determined the level of biocidal efficacy achievable with formaldehyde and compared this with other commonly used fumigants for whole laboratory fumigation.
    Location: Community Home Formaldehyde
    Created by Mike Paton (2 years ago)

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