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Document ID (ISN)69546
CIS number 97-1355
ISBN(s) 91-7522-550-6
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alvarez de Davila E., Nilsson M.
Title Microorganisms in the working environment
Original title Mikroorganismer i arbetsmiljön [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 1997. 64p. Illus. 45 ref.
Internet access 97-1355.pdf [in Swedish]
Abstract This textbook describes the occurrence and exposure levels of microorganisms and their toxins in different working environments (primarily in industry). It gives a brief description of different symptoms and diseases (respiratory diseases, allergies, reduction in lung functions) caused by microorganisms and in which kind of work these effects might occur. An outline of contemporary sampling and analytical methods is given. Sampling strategy, analytical equipment, sources of error and the advantages and disadvantages of the methods are described. Appropriate preventive measures are recommended for different working environments.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; training material; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) moulds; mycotoxins; acarids; sampling and analysis; bacterial toxins; training manuals; limitation of exposure; bacteria
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
OSH training