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Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Principles of occupational and environmental safety

17.—(1) A person who undertakes an activity involving genetic modification shall ensure that—

(a)the exposure of humans and the environment to genetically modified micro-organisms is reduced to the lowest level that is reasonably practicable; and

(b)harm to humans arising from an activity involving genetic modification of organisms other than micro-organisms is reduced to the lowest level that is reasonably practicable.

(2) For any activity involving genetic modification of micro-organisms, the measures to be taken in order to comply with the duty under paragraph (1) shall include the general principles of good microbiological practice and of good occupational safety and hygiene set out in Schedule 7.

(3) For any activity involving genetic modification of organisms other than micro-organisms, the general principles set out in Schedule 7 shall be applied insofar as they are appropriate.

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