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Document ID (ISN)101411
CIS number 03-438
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DMT 91 TC 89
Author(s) Touche S., Leprince A., Abiteboul D.
Title Controlling infection hazards in microbiology laboratories
Original title Maîtrise des risques infectieux en laboratoires de microbiologie [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2002, No.91, p.231-245. 27 ref.
Abstract Work carried out in microbiology laboratories and in medical laboratories that analyse biological samples from patients involves infection hazards for the workers. The nature and magnitude of these hazards depend on the type of laboratory under study. It is therefore important that laboratory workers and all persons concerned with their occupational hygiene prepare their specific occupational safety and health plan. Based on two studies carried out in hospital environments, the objective of this review article is to describe an approach to evaluating hazards and to define an approach to prevention. Contents: description of the hazards; hazard identification and exposure evaluation; risk control strategy.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; laboratory work; plant safety and health organization; determination in biological matter; biological and medical tests; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) laboratories; France; parasitic diseases; bacteria; viruses; biological protection; inhalation; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; hospitals; legislation; ingestion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases