Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Pathogens from laboratories and production facilities

At present there are separate regulations that control

  • the release into the environment of pathogens that could cause animal or human diseases
  • the release into the environment of Genetically Modifies Organisms
  • the exposure of workers to pathogens in the workplace.

HSE: Working with Pathogens

New regulations have been developed that cover work with GMOs.

HSE: Genetically Modified Organisms

 

Additional resources

   

Environmental News Blog

  • My Year at NetRegs, A reflection on my time as an intern with the NetRegs team at SEPA. An overview of all the activities and projects I had the opportunity to participate in during my Bright Green Environmental Placement.

  • A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.

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