7.1 Vertebrate ABSL1

ABSL1 is used for research with well characterized agents that are not known to cause disease in immunocompetent adult humans and present minimal potential hazard to laboratory personnel and the environment.  ABSL-1 facilities should be separated from the general traffic patterns of the building and restricted as appropriate.  Special containment equipment or facility design may be required as determined by appropriate risk assessment.  Personnel must have specific training in animal facility procedures and must be supervised by an individual with adequate knowledge of potential hazards and experimental animal procedures.