The Council for Responsible Genetics has provided a superb overview of the harzards and lack of regulations covering the biotech industry. See thier summary statment and link below for the full report.
The Council for Responsible Genetics is mobilizing an effort to ensure that worker health and safety are once again protected in the United States by identifying hazards, educating the public and policy makers and working towards the creation of enforceable and openly accessible standards and practices for biological laboratories. Our new report represents an important step in this process as it lays out the current regulatory framework for commercial and academic biotechnology laboratories in the United States, identifies specific gaps in these regulations and offers some initial recommendations for improvements.
The full report can be accessed on the CRG website.