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Date of creation
2008-11-05 17:35 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-02 17:48 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-07 13:49 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

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The SACGM Compendium of Guidance - Guidance from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • English
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
This is guidance prepared, in consultation with HSE, by the SAGCM which was appointed by the Health and Safety Commission as part of its formal advisory structure. The guidance represents what is considered to be good practice by the members of the Committee. It has been agreed by the Commission. Following this guidance is not compulsory and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow this guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice.

This document is composed by a series of PDF files (viewable with Acrobat Reader) available below.

Part 1: Introduction to the legislation and general health and safety issues
Part 2: Risk assessment of genetically modified microorganisms (other than those associated with plants)
Part 3: Containment and control of activities involving genetically modified microorganisms 
Part 4: Genetic modification work that involves plants (including plant-associated genetically modified microorganisms) 
Part 5: Genetic modification of animals
Part 6: Guidance on the use of genetically modified microorganisms in a clinical setting 
List of abbreviations
Thematic areas
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Manual / Tutorial / FAQ / Dictionary
Publisher and its location
Health and Safety Executive
HSE Books, PO Box 1999,
Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA
Tel: 44 1787 881165
Fax: 44 1787 313995
Website: http://www.hsebooks.co.uk
Crown copyright This publication may be freely reproduced, except for advertising, endorsement or commercial purposes.
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Keywords and any other relevant information
LMO categories: Animals
LMO categories: Human health
LMO categories: Microorganisms
LMO categories: Plants