About EBSA14 - Course A. Effective risk assessment for biological activities
EBSA14 - Course A. Effective risk assessment for biological activities
Patrick Seechurn, University of Manchester/UK
Anton de Paiva, Imperial College London/UK
It is a requirement that risk assessments are undertaken before hazardous work is undertaken, however, these assessments must deliver pragmatic outputs in terms of containment and control. This workshop will involve understanding the principles and methods underlying risk assessments for activities involving various hazardous biological materials including genetically modified micro-organisms (GMM) and material where there is known, suspect or possible contamination with infectious agents. Throughout the workshop there will be a number of interactive sessions involving participants to evaluate and comment on the hazard and risk with various biological agents and to consider the effectiveness of the risk assessments.