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Document ID (ISN)56981
CIS number 91-2072
ISBN(s) 0-11-885446-1
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission
Title Safe working and the prevention of infection in clinical laboratories
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. v, 38p. 41 ref. Price: GBP 5.50.
Abstract This guidance is intended primarily to cover working practices in clinical pathology laboratories, and supersedes that given in the Code of Practice for the prevention of infection in clinical laboratories and post-mortem rooms: the Howie Code, first published in 1978. Contents: duties of employers and employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (see CIS 74-2099); staff welfare and accommodation; safety guidelines for use in clinical laboratories; operation and maintenance of equipment; fire precautions. Appendices include a list of relevant British Standards, provisions of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulation 1988 (see CIS 89-1092), and guidance on the labelling, transport and reception of specimens.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; biological hazards; infection control; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; welfare facilities; disinfection of equipment; microorganisms; personal hygiene; fire protection; responsibilities; safe working methods; supply of personal protective equipment; legislation; replaced; data sheet; safety officers; hazard identification
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards