This document defines a process to identify, assess, control, and monitor the risks associated with
hazardous biological materials. This document is applicable to any laboratory or other organization
that works with, stores, transports, and/or disposes of hazardous biological materials. This document
is intended to complement existing International Standards for laboratories.
This document is not intended for laboratories that test for the presence of microorganisms and/or
toxins in food or feedstuffs. This document is not intended for the management of risks from the use of
genetically modified crops in agriculture.