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Technical Rules for Biological Agents (TRBA)

Selected TRBA

The "Technical Rules for Biological Agents (TRBA)" and "Resolutions of the Committee for Biological Agents (ABAS) on requirements for activities with biological agents in special cases" reflect the state of requirements in terms of safety, occupational health, hygiene and work science with respect to activities involving the handling of biological agents. They are drawn up and adapted in accordance with developments by the Committee for Biological Agents - Ausschuss für Biologische Arbeitsstoffe (ABAS).

These English translations of technical rules are inofficial versions. Mandatory are the current German versions.

TRBAName
TRBA 100 Protective measures for activities involving biological agents in laboratories
TRBA 130Occupational safety measures in acute biohazard situations
TRBA 200Requirements for professional expertise in accordance with the Biological Agents Ordinance
TRBA 220Safety and health for activities involving biological agents in sewage plants
TRBA 230Protective measures for activities involving biological agents in agriculture and forestry and comparable activities
TRBA 240Protective measures for activities involving microbially contaminated archival materials
TRBA 250Biological agents in health care and welfare facilities
TRBA 400Guideline for risk assessment and for the instruction of employees in relation to activities with biological agents
TRBA 450Criteria for the classification of biological agents
TRBA 466Classification of prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) into risk groups
TRBA 500Basic measures to be taken for activities involving biological agents
Resolution 610Protective measures for activities outside of special isolation units involving the care of patients infected with highly pathogenic organisms or suspected of having a disease