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Document ID (ISN)62933
CIS number 94-1475
ISBN(s) 91-7930-152-5
Year 1992
Convention or series no. AFS 1992:8
Title Biological agents [Sweden]
Original title Biologiska ńmnen [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Publikationsservice, P.O. Box 1300, 171 25 Solna, Sweden, 1992. 36p. Illus.
Abstract This notification came into force 1 January 1993. It applies to all work involving risk of exposure to biological substances (microorganisms, in-vitro cell cultures, human parasites). The employer has the responsibility of being aware, as far as possible, of the biological substances that are present and the hazards they might create. The tasks must be designed in a way that reduces the hazards to a minimum. If this is not possible, other safety measures must also be provided. The employer must inform and instruct the employees sufficiently so that they can carry out the work without risks. Containers and other equipment containing biological substances must be clearly marked. Suitable personal protection equipment must be used. Workplaces with quantities of dangerous substances above a certain level must be notified to the authorities. A classified list of common substances (bacteria, viruses) is provided. Ordinance AFS 1988:12 on microorganisms (CIS 90-393) is abrogated.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; bacteria; viruses; cell culture; information of personnel; replaced; classification; law; hazard identification
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards