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Document ID (ISN)108698
CIS number 08-1208
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Muñoz Doncel N., Moreno Toral E., Megias Guijo M.
Title Biological safety data sheet for the bacterium L. pneumophila
Original title Ficha de datos de seguridad biológica de la bacteria L. pneumophila [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May 2008, No.47, p.18-23. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract L. pneumophila is the bacterium responsible for legionellosis. Workers with the highest risk of exposure to this bacterium are medical laboratory personnel and maintenance workers of systems in which the growth of L. pneumophila is likely. This article discusses the data which need to be included in the biological safety sheet on L. pneumophila, which should be considered as being an occupational safety and health tool for use in the information and training of workers.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; Spain; biological hazards; limitation of exposure; legionellosis
Descriptors (secondary) pathogenic bacteria; excretion; storage; safety and health training; personal protective equipment; prophylaxis; data sheet; first aid
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases