Logo Federal Ministry of JusticeLogo Federal Office of Justice

Ordinance on Safety and Health Protection at Workplaces Involving Biological Agents
(Biological Agents Ordinance - BioStoffV)

Full text in format:   HTML  PDF   text in German

Übersetzung durch Dorothee Bringewatt in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Sprachendienst des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales.

Translation provided by Dorothee Bringewatt in cooperation with the Language Service of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) der Verordnung durch Artikel 1 der Verordnung vom 21. Juli 2021 (BGBl. I S. 3115)
Der Stand der deutschsprachigen Dokumentation kann aktueller sein. Vergleichen Sie dazu bitte http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/biostoffv_2013/BJNR251410013.html.

Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) by Article 1 of the Ordinance of 21 July 2021 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 3115)
Translations may not be updated at the same time as the German legal provisions displayed on this website. To compare with the current status of the German version, see http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/biostoffv_2013/BJNR251410013.html.

Zur Nutzung dieser Übersetzung lesen Sie bitte den Hinweis unter "Translations".

For conditions governing use of this translation, please see the information provided under "Translations".

Part 1
Scope, definitions and classification into risk groups
Section 1Scope
Section 2Definitions
Section 3Classification of biological agents into risk groups
Part 2
Risk assessment, assignment to protection levels, documentation and record-keeping obligations
Section 4Risk assessment
Section 5Activities with an assigned protection level
Section 6Activities not assigned to a protection level
Section 7Documentation of the risk assessment and record-keeping obligations
Part 3
Basic obligations and protective measures
Section 8Basic obligations
Section 9General protective measures
Section 10Additional protective measures and requirements for activities of protection levels 2, 3 or 4 in laboratories, the husbandry of laboratory animals and biotechnology
Section 11Additional protective measures and requirements in healthcare facilities
Section 12Preventive occupational health care
Section 13Incidents, accidents
Section 14Operating instructions and training of employees
Part 4
Licensing and notification obligations
Section 15Licensing obligation
Section 16Notification obligation
Part 5
Enforcement rules and Committee on Biological Agents
Section 17Information of the authority
Section 18Exemptions granted by the authority
Section 19Committee on Biological Agents
Part 6
Administrative offences, criminal offences and transitional provisions
Section 20Administrative offences
Section 21Criminal offences
Annex I
Biohazard sign
Annex II
Additional protective measures for activities in laboratories and comparable facilities and in the husbandry of laboratory animals
Annex III
Additional protective measures for biotechnological activities