Guidelines

Risk Assessment and Risk Management

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The risk assessment and risk management reports shall be in a form prescribed by the Minister and shall contain :
  1. An assessment of the risk and adverse effect that such living modified organisms and products of such organisms will have or are likely to have on the human, plant and animal health, the environment and biological diversity; and
  2. The proposed measures that shall be undertaken to prevent, reduce or control the risks and adverse effect that such living modified organisms and products of such organisms will have or are likely to have on human, plant and animal health, the environment and biological diversity. 
  3. Example of risk assessment matrix can be downloaded here
Emergency Response Plan
An emergency response plan shall provide:
 
  1. Safety measures and procedures for the protection of human, plant and animal health, the environment and biological diversity against harm or damage caused directly or indirectly by living modified organisms or products of such organisms; and
  2. All necessary measures to be taken in the event of an emergency. 

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BSL
2. Classes of Activity Involving Modern Biotechnology:
 
Class
Description
BSL1
 
Activities of no or negligible risk, for which containment level 1 is appropriate to protect human health and the environment.
 
BSL2
 
Activities of low risk, for which containment level 2 is appropriate to protect human health and the environment.
 
BSL3
 
Activities of moderate risk, for which containment level 3 is appropriate to protect human health and the environment.
 
BSL4
 
Activities of high risk, for which containment level 4 is appropriate to protect human health and the environment.
Guidelines for IBC
Last Update: May 17, 2017