6.1 BSL1 (BIOSAFETY LEVEL 1); The Basic Labratory

BSL1 is suitable for work involving well-characterized agents not known to consistently cause disease in immunocompetent adult humans, and present minimal potential hazard to lab personnel or the environment.  The laboratory is not necessarily separated from general building traffic patterns and work is usually conducted on open benchtops using standard microbiological practices.  Special containment equipment or facility design is not required, but may be used as determined by appropriate risk assessment.  Lab personnel must have specific training in the procedures conducted in the laboratory and must be supervised by a scientist with training in microbiology or a related science.