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Document ID (ISN)69723
CIS number 97-1705
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1360-7
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
Title Infection risks to new and expectant mothers in the workplace: A guide for employers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. iv, 38p. 14 ref. Index. Price: GBP 10.50.
Internet access 97-1705.pdf [in English]
Abstract Contents of this guide: how infections occur; possible effects of infections in pregnancy; occupations at risk (contact with human blood and body fluids, infected animals, laboratory cultures, water or food contaminated by human or animal faeces); responsibilities of employers and employees; control measures (immunization, information and training); sources of advice. In appendices: legislation; list of infectious microbes, their source, effects in pregnancy, and control measures.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; women; infection control; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) microorganisms; hazard evaluation; expectant mothers; information of personnel; legislation; immunization; responsibilities; nursing mothers
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) Bacterial and parasitic diseases