Biorisk Management

ABSANZ - the Association of Biosafety for Australia & New Zealand

ABSANZ: the conversion of CWA 15793 Laboratory Biorisk Management Standard to the new ISO 35001: Biorisk Management for Laboratories and Other Related Organisations.


  • Laboratory safety manual, 3rd Edition, WHO
  • Biosafety in Microbiological and biomedical labs 5th Edition, CDC/NIH Extensive recommendations on biosecurity
  • Lab Biosafety guidelines, 3rd Edition, Public health Agency, Canada
  • Biorisk management: Lab Biosecurity guidance WHO/FAO/OIE: Joint international biosecurity guidelines
  • Lab biosecurity handbook, Sandia National Laboratories
  • OECD biosecurity guidelines

Biorisk assessment (adapted from OHSAS 18001:2007) process of evaluating the biorisk(s) arising from a biohazard(s), taking into account the adequacy of any existing controls, and deciding whether or not the biorisk(s) is acceptable biorisk control (adapted from ISO/IEC Guide 73:2002) actions implementing biorisk management decisions

NOTE: Biorisk control may involve monitoring, re-evaluation, and compliance with decisions.