5.11 Biological substances
There are special rules regarding work with biological substances, genetically modified organisms (GMO), and genetically modified microorganisms (GMM). An application is required for permission prior to certain work.
- For more information regarding GMM, see AFS 2011:2 Contained use of genetically modified microorganisms (English) and amending regulation AFS 2018:9 (Swedish). Provisions of Swedish Work Environment Authority and General Recommendations on the Implementation of the Provisions.
- For more information regarding GMO, see GMO - Swedish Board of Agriculture (in Swedish only).
Biohazard material should be marked with this label and a describing text.
Cupboards and rooms containing biohazards should be marked with this label.
Included forms will provide you with more information and forms for reporting or applying for permits regarding work involving GMM and GMO.
The response time from the Swedish Work Environment Authority concering GMM in F activity and L activity is 45 days after the application has been submitted.
The response time from Swedish Board of Agriculture concerning handling of GMO is 90 days after the application has been submitted for a premises permit and 45 days for registration of organisms.