Notification requirements for occupational bio-incidents in Belgium

in the context of the legislations of  contained use of genetically modified and/or pathogenic organisms (CU), notifiable infectious diseases, well-being of workers or safety of the food chain.


Service Biosafety and Biotechnology (SBB)

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This online tool provides guidance for the notification requirements for occupational bio-incidents.


Bio-incidents are defined as all irregularities that occur while handling pathogenic or genetically modified (micro-)organisms,which may be able to provoke an infection, allergy or toxicity 

In addition, there is the opportunity to download a form to formalize the assessment of the biological consequences of the bio-incident and to make these insights available to the biosafety community as lessons learnt.

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