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Topics in Safety (ASE 2001)1 is an authoritative reference book for schools and colleges. It consists of essays on safety-related issues arranged in individual topics that serve as recommendations based on the best advice available at the time of publication.

'Safety guidelines' and 'Suitable and unsuitable micro-organisms' that follow are reproduced with permission from Topic 15 'Microbiology and biotechnology'. This topic was produced following a safety conference of experts including representatives of MiSAC convened by ASE in 1997. It is an updated version of the equivalent section in Safety in Science Education (DfEE 1996)2.

"Where an employer's advice is more restrictive than given here, a teacher or technician has a duty to follow that advice but they are perfectly at liberty to challenge the reasoning and seek to have the local regulation modified." 1

Safety guidelines (PDF)
Suitable and unsuitable micro-organisms (PDF)
Risk assessment (PDF)

1 Topics in Safety 3rd ed., 2001. Hatfield:
Association for Science Education. ISBN 0 86357 316 9.
2 Safety in Science Education, 1996. London:
HMSO. ISBN 0 11 270915 X.

 

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MiSAC Chairman John Grainger demonstrating aseptic technique

             
Blue tongue virus Pseudomonas fluorescens Oxytricha sp. Penicillium chrysogenum Microasterias sp.
Blue tongue virus   Pseudomonas fluorescens   Oxytricha sp   Penicillium chrysogenum   Microasterias sp
   

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