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Infographic: Biosafety Lab Levels

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4 Biosafety Lab Levels

  • BSL1
    1. Controlled access
    2. Hand washing sink
    3. Sharp hazards warning policy
    4. Personal protective equipment
    5. Laboratory bench
    6. Autoclave
  • BSL2
    1. Controlled access
    2. Hand washing sink
    3. Sharp hazards warning policy
    4. Physical containment device
    5. Personal protective equipment
    6. Laboratory bench
    7. Autoclave
  • BSL3 (with risk-based enhancements)
    1. Air tight when disinfecting
    2. Self-closing, double-door access
    3. Controlled access
    4. Personal shower out (risk-based enhancement)
    5. Sharp hazards warning policy
    6. Hand washing sink
    7. Sealed penetrations
    8. Physical containment device
    9. Powered air purifying respirator (risk-based enhancement)
    10. Laboratory bench
    11. Autoclave
    12. Exhaust HEPA filter (risk-based enhancement)
    13. Effluent decontamination system (risk-based enhancement)
  • BSL4
    1. Air tight
    2. Self-closing, double-door access
    3. Controlled access
    4. Sharp hazards warning policy
    5. Hand washing sink
    6. Sealed penetrations
    7. Physical containment device
    8. Positive pressure protective suit
    9. Laboratory bench
    10. Autoclave
    11. Chemical shower out
    12. Personal shower out
    13. Supply and exhaust HEPA filter
    14. Effluent decontamination system
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