Biosafety standards and biohazards
In this segment, participants will understand what are biological safety levels and also the legal requirements in Singapore. The Biological Agents and Toxins Act (BATA) introduced by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2005 regulate the possession, use, import, transfer and transportation of biological agents and toxins that are known to be hazardous to human health. This legislation provides for the safe practices and security in the handling of such agents and toxins.
Other topics that will be discussed in this segment include:
- Legal situation in Singapore
- Biosafety standards and guidelines
- Risk group classification
- Introduction to biosafety laboratories
- Biorisk, biohazards and lab acquired infections
Introduction to a BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories
An overview of the features in terms of architectural and engineering will be introduced to allow a deeper understanding of the requirements for such facilities. Essential equipment and PPE that are required to be used in these facilities will be shared during the workshop.