6.2 BSL2 (BIOSAFETY LEVEL 2); The Containment Labratory

BSL2 builds upon BSL1 and is suitable for work involving agents that pose moderate hazards to personnel and the environment. It differs from BSL1 in that: 

  • Laboratory personnel have specific training in handling pathogenic agents and are supervised by scientists competent in handling infectious agents and associated procedures.

  • Access to the laboratory is restricted when work is being conducted.

  • All procedures in which infectious aerosols or splashes may be created are conducted in biological safety cabinets or other physical containment equipment.