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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Five schedules in BATA with their descriptions and facility requirements for safe conduct of work

BATA classification Descriptions of schedule Facility requirements
Schedule 1 (Part I) (1)Usually causes serious human or animal disease (high individual risk, low community risk)
(2)Effective treatment and preventive measures are available
Certified BSL 3 (uncertified facility can appeal)
Schedule 1 (Part II) (1)Usually causes serious human or animal disease (high individual risk, low community risk)
(2)Effective treatment and preventive measures are available
(3)Potential to be weaponized
Certified BSL 3 and protected place(uncertified facility and protected place can appeal)
Schedule 2 (1)Usually causes serious human or animal disease and that can be readily transmitted from one individual to another, directly or indirectly (high individual and community risk)
(2)Effective treatment and preventive measures are not usually available
(3)Potential to be weaponized
Certified BSL 3 and protected place with special approval granted by the director (medical services)
Schedule 3 (1)Can cause serious human or animal disease but unlikely to be a serious hazard (moderate individual risk, low community risk)
(2)Effective treatment and preventive measures are available and the risk of spread of infection is limited
(3)Needs the special attention for large scale production
BSL 2 facility, equipment, practices and procedures.
Specified in the approval by the director (medical services)
Schedule 4 (1)Low or no individual and community risk Conditions of the permit granted by the director (medical services)
Schedule 5 (1)Microbial toxins
(2)Potential to be weaponized
Protected palace and conditions of an approval granted by the director (medical services)
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