TABLE 10.2Security Features for Security Level 2

Physical
  • Lockable doors, windows, and other passageways
  • Door locks with high-security cores
  • Separate from public areas
  • Hardened doors, frames, and locks
  • Perimeter walls extending from the floor to the ceiling (prevent access from one area to the other over a drop ceiling)
Operational
  • Secure doors, windows, and passageways when not occupied
  • Ensure all laboratory personnel receive security awareness training
  • Escort visitors and contractors, consider an entry log
Electronic
  • Access control system recommended
  • Intrusion alarm recommended where sabotage, theft, or diversion is a concern

From: 10, Laboratory Security

Cover of Prudent Practices in the Laboratory
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards: Updated Version.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.

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