WSI 2017/1024
26th October 2017
October 2017 news letter
26th October 2017

HSE consultation on Approved List of biological agents.

The HSE is consulting on revisions to the Approved List of biological agents.  Consultation closes 31st December.  The Approved List of Biological Agents classifies biological agents hazardous to humans into hazard groups (HG). The Approved List had its last significant revision in 2013. Aspects under consideration:

  • the classification and addition to the list of previously unlisted pathogens;
  • challenges to the hazard group classification for existing pathogens;
  • changes to pathogen names and taxonomy since 2013;
  • suggestions to improve the style and structure of the list.

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