TABLE 10.3Security Features for Security Level 3

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)
  • Double-door vestibule entry
Operational
  • Secure doors, windows, and passageways when not occupied
  • Ensure all laboratory personnel receive security awareness training
  • Escort and log in visitors and contractors
  • Lock doors, windows, and passageways at all times
  • Inspect items carried into or removed from the laboratory
  • Have an inventory system is in place for materials of concern.
  • Perform background checks on individuals with direct access to the materials of concern or within the control zone.
Electronic
  • Access control system that records the transaction history of all authorized individuals
  • Biometric personal verification technology recommended
  • Intrusion alarm system
  • Closed-circuit television cameras for entrance and exit points, materials storage, and special equipment

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.
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