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1999

CIS 00-252 Ivens U.I., Breum N.O., Ebbehøj N., Nielsen B.H., Poulsen O.M., Würtz H.
Exposure-response relationship between gastrointestinal problems among waste collectors and bioaerosol exposure
The relationship between gastrointestinal problems and exposure to bioaerosols among waste collectors was investigated using a job-exposure matrix constructed from a combination of questionnaire data (concerning 1,747 waste collectors and 1,111 controls), and field measurements (189 personal samples measuring viable fungi, total count of of fungal spores, microorganisms and endotoxins). Results show that high exposure to endotoxins was associated with nausea, and the risk of reporting nausea decreased with decreasing exposure. High exposure to endotoxins was also associated with reports of diarrhoea, and the risk of reporting diarrhoea decreased with decreasing exposure. The same pattern existed for exposure to fungi, and reported diarrhoea.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, June 1999, Vol.25, No.3, p.238-245. 40 ref.
00252.pdf [in English]

CIS 00-251 de la Hoz García C., Otones Pérez J.J., Paredes Palomo L.E.
Model for the evaluation of biological hazards in medical centres
Modelo de evaluación de riesgos biológicos en centros sanitarios [in Spanish]
Topics: biological hazards; hazard evaluation; health services; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; laboratories; legislation; risk factors.
Mapfre seguridad, 2nd Quarter 1999, Vol.19, No.74, p.3-8. Illus. 24 ref.
00251.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 00-191
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Health effects of interactions between tobacco use and exposure to other agents
This criteria document gives an overview of the health effects of interactions between tobacco use and exposure to other agents. Smoking and passive smoking is a health hazard, inducing acute and chronic respiratory diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Smoking increases the toxic effects of exposure to certain agents (coal dust, pesticides); there may also be a synergistic effect (asbestos, silica, arsenic, radiation) or an antagonistic effect (chloromethylethers). Summaries in French and Spanish.
World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1999. xx, 149p. approx. 600 ref. Price: CHF 36.00 (CHF 25.20 in developing countries).
00191.pdf [in English]

CIS 00-78 Cartier B., Jost M., Rüegger M., Gutzwiller A.
Vaccination of health care personnel
Impfungen des Personals im Gesundheitswesen [in German]
Vaccination du personnel de santé [in French]
Information booklet on preventive vaccination of health care personnel. Contents: vaccination as an effective preventive method against infectious diseases; principles of personnel vaccination; vaccination against hepatitis B; other vaccination (hepatitis A, measles/mumps/rubella, chickenpox, tetanus/diphtheria, poliomyelitis); responsibilities of employers and workers.
Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt (SUVA), Abteilung Arbeitsmedizin, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1st ed., Mar. 1999. 11p. Illus.
00078F.pdf [in French]
00078de.pdf [in German]

CIS 99-2006 Leichnitz K.
Analysis of dangerous substances
Gefahrstoff-Analytik [in German]
Update (49th) to the loose-leaf collection of methods for monitoring compliance with exposure limits and anti-pollution laws, and for analysis of process gases, abstracted under CIS 90-955. This issue includes an updated overview of the analytical methods of the German Research Association (DFG) and the German Association of Engineers (VDI) as well as updates of the Technical Rules (TRGS) 200 (Classification and labelling of substances, preparations and products), 400 (Determination and evaluation of risks due to hazardous substances in the workplace: requirements) 440 (Determination and evaluation of risks due to hazardous substances in the workplace: procedures), 520 (Establishment and operation of collection points and associated temporary storage areas for small quantities of hazardous waste), 554 (Diesel motor emissions), 900 (Exposure limits) and 905 (List of substances that are carcinogenic, genotoxic or pose reproductive hazards). The Federal Notification of 1 Feb 1999 on occupational health and safety management systems and the Biosafety Ordinance (Biostoffverordnung) of 27 Jan. 1999 are reproduced.
Ecomed Verlagsgesellschaft AG & Co. KG, Rudolf-Diesel-Str. 3, 86899 Landsberg/Lech, Germany, 49. Ergänzungslieferung, May 1999. 240p. Bibl.ref.
992006.pdf [in German]

CIS 99-2068 Warwick R.
Good practice in incident reporting: It's in the blood
The U.K. National Blood Service (NBS) which collects, processes, tests and dispatches blood and blood products is required by law to have high standards and to follow "quality" principles. The activities of the NBS are outlined, and the integration of accident and near-miss reporting into the "quality" system principles is described. Topics: biological hazards; blood; health services; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; infectious hepatitis; information of personnel; injection injuries; legal aspects; notification of occupational accidents; plant safety and health organization.
Safety and Health Practitioner, Apr. 1999, Vol.17, No.4, p.24-26. Illus. 5 ref.
992068.pdf [in English]

CIS 99-1684 Salazar G.J., DeJohn C.A., Hansrote R., Key O.R.
A bloodborne pathogen program in civilian aircraft accident investigation
Problems associated with the implementation of OSHA regulations concerning protection against exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) during investigation of aircraft accidents are discussed. The regulations present significant challenges in terms of implementing a programme which was primarily envisioned to affect personnel in traditional healthcare delivery facilities. Unanticipated issues include heat related conditions, performance of physically demanding work in cumbersome gear and biohazard trash disposal from remote sites. The Federal Aviation Administration, in close cooperation with other Federal agencies, developed a training and administrative programme to meet the requirements of the OSHA BBP rule as it relates to the unique environment of an aircraft accident site. The programme has been implemented and successfully tested under actual field conditions at several major aviation accidents that have occurred recently. Topics: accident investigation; air transport; biological hazards; disposal of harmful waste; infection control; infectious hepatitis; legislation; occupational accidents; personal protective equipment; USA.
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Feb. 1999, Vol.70, No.2, p.146-152. 11 ref.
99-1684.pdf [in English]

1998

CIS 02-705 Acharya D.B., Singh M.
Occupational safety and health issues of biomedical waste treatment systems
This article presents a brief overview of occupational safety and health issues facing workers in biomedical waste treatment systems. Some systems such as incinerators and autoclaves have been used to treat biomedical waste for many years, while others are relatively new and unfamiliar to persons responsible for occupational health. Contents: overview; blood-borne pathogens; hazard communication; air contaminants; heat and fire hazards; eye injury hazards; noise; lock-out and tag-out during maintenance and repair on equipment that poses electrocution or mechanical injury hazards; confined spaces; hand protection; foot protection; physical exertion.
Industrial Safety Chronicle, Oct.-Dec. 1998, Vol.XXIX, No.3, p.71-74.
02-0705.pdf [in English]

CIS 01-696 Ramos Caro J.M., Daimiel Mora C., Gordo Espada J, García Vázquez A.I., Martín Bachiller M., Mendoza Rodríguez M.A., Romero Molina J.A.
Manual of industrial hygiene
Manual de higiene industrial [in Spanish]
This manual presents the basic principles of industrial hygiene. Its aim is to encourage safe behaviour and the adoption of preventive actions within the company, including the use of personal protective equipment. Contents include: classification of occupational hazards; risks related to the exposure to chemicals (absorption modes, toxicity, exposure limits); risks related to the exposure to physical agents (noise, vibration, radiation, cold or hot working environments, lighting); risks linked to the exposure to biological agents.
IBERMUTUAMUR, Ramírez de Arellano 27, 28403 Madrid, Spain, 1998. 73p. Illus.
01-0696.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 01-27 Biological agents. Changes of and additions to TRBA 310, the new TRBA 460 and 462 [Germany]
Biologische Arbeitsstoffe. Änderungen und Ergänzungen der TRBA 310, die neue TRBA 460 und 462 [in German]
The German administrative ordinance TRBA 310 on biological agents was extended by adding Escherichia coli, Entamoeba histolytica, Fusarium oxysporum, F. solani, F. verticilloides, Adenovirus and Semliki-Forest Virus (SFV) to those pathogenic organisms exposure to which requires periodic medical examinations. A description of the pathogenic actions in the human body of the new entries is provided, as well as information on preventive and therapeutic measures. The new TRBA 460 and 462 which provide a classification of pathogenic fungi and viruses are presented. The classifications reflect the infection risk faced by healthy employees if exposed to these agents.
Bundesarbeitsblatt, 1998, No.12, p.36-43. Illus. Bibl.ref.
01-0027.pdf [in German]

CIS 00-1461 Warfolomeow I.
Microbial contamination of water-miscible coolant emulsions
Keimbelastung wassergemischter Kühlschmierstoffe [in German]
Topics: biological hazards; contamination monitoring; contamination; coolants; cutting fluids; fungi; Germany; metalworking industry; pathogenic bacteria.
Die BG, May 1998, No.5, p.274-278, 280-281. Illus.
00-1461.pdf [in German]

CIS 00-1457 The risk of infection
Le risque infectieux [in French]
Topics: agriculture; biological hazards; containment; disposal of harmful waste; food industry; France; garbage collectors and related labourers; hospitals; infection control; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; injection injuries; job-exposure relation; legal aspects; microorganisms; safety rules; vaccination.
Santé et Travail, Apr. 1998, No.23, p.23-57. Illus. Bibl.ref.
00-1457.pdf [in French]

CIS 00-939 Ordinance No.1036/98 of 15 December 1998 amending the list of biological agents classified with the aim of preventing occupational risks approved by ordinance No.405/98 of 11 July 1998 [Portugal]
Portaria n° 1036/98 de 15 de Dezembro 1998, altera a lista dos agentes biológicos classificados para efeitos da prevenção de riscos profissionais, aprovada pela Portaria n° 405/98, de 11 de Julho [in Portuguese]
This ordinance is used to administer Decree-Law No.84/97 that transposes the 90/679/EEC, 93/88/EEC and 95/30/EC directives on the protection of workers against risks linked to the exposure to biological agents at work into national legal practice (CIS 98-410). In annex: classified list of potentially harmful biological organisms.
Diário da República, 15 Dec. 1998, Series I-B, No.288, p.6835-6843.
00-939.pdf [in Portuguese]

CIS 00-938 Ordinance No.864 of 1998 to amend Ordinance No.1322 of 1997 concerning the protection of workers against hazards at work involving biological materials [Norway]
Forskrift om endring i forskrift om vern av arbeidstakerne mot farer ved arbeid med biologiske faktorer [in Norwegian]
This ordinance amends ordinance No.1322 of 1997 aimed at protecting employees against the dangers linked to the use of biological agents at work (CIS 98-1101).
Norsk Lovtidend, 2 Oct. 1998, Part I, Vol.16, No.864, p.1174-1187.
00-938.pdf [in Norwegian]

CIS 00-868 Miled S., Tigui M., Ammar H., Nouaigui H., Ben Laïba M.
Sero-epidemiologic study of hepatitis B among refuse collection workers of a Tunisian municipality
Etude séro-épidémiologique de l'hépatite virale B chez les agents de la propreté d'une municipalité tunisienne [in French]
Topics: antigens; biological hazards; cross-sectional study; immunity; infection control; infectious hepatitis; needle-stick injuries; questionnaire survey; refuse collection; risk awareness; serological reactions; Tunisia; vaccination.
SST - Santé et Sécurité au Travail, Oct. 1998, No.7, p.28-32. Illus. 16 ref.
00-868.pdf [in French]

CIS 00-254
Health and Safety Commission, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
The large-scale contained use of biological agents
This booklet is intended as a supplement to guidance (see CIS 96-1100) on the requirements of the U.K. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1994 (see CIS 95-19).
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. vi, 58p. Illus. 8 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
00254.pdf [in English]

CIS 00-256 Constans Aubert A., Alonso Espaladé R.M., Martí Solé M.C.
Sewage treatment plants: Biological hazards
Estaciones depuradoras de aguas residuales: riesgo biológico [in Spanish]
Topics: bacteria; biological hazards; data sheet; diphtheria; fungi; infectious hepatitis; influenza; leptospirosis; microorganisms; parasitic diseases; poliomyelitis; sewage treatment; Spain; tetanus; tuberculosis; typhoid fever; vaccination; viruses.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1998. 5p. 16 ref.
00256.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 99-2062 Giubileo L., Sarti A.M., Bianchi L.A., Calcaterra E., Colombi A.
Review of risks of biological agents and preventive measures to safeguard the health of compost production workers
Rassegna dei rischi da agenti biologici e interventi preventivi per la tutela della salute degli addetti agli impianti di produzione del compost [in Italian]
This review of studies made in the compost production industry shows that the biological agents posing a risk for workers are fungi and thermophilic bacteria, gram-negative bacteria and endotoxins, with a prevalent inhalation exposure to airborne contaminated dusts. Medical examinations revealed cases of extrinsic allergic alveolitis due to A. fumigatus, and, more frequently, irritative and infectious disorders occurring expecially in conditions of poor environmental hygiene and macroscopic dust pollution. Concerning the evaluation of air dispersion of microorganisms, which is high in compost transport and turning operations, there are no exposure limit values for biological agents at present. Technical measures to avoid environmental macroscopic dispersion of dusts should be complemented by measurement of airborne microbiological contaminants. Health surveillance is needed to identify subjects with hypersusceptibility to the infectious action of pathogenetic and/or allergenic agents or with hypersensitivity to these, and for periodic checks of the respiratory system. Topics: bacteria; bacterial toxins; biological hazards; compost; evaluation of control measures; fungi; hazard evaluation; literature survey; respirable dust; threshold limit values.
Medicina del lavoro, July-Aug. 1998, Vol.89, No.4, p.301-315. 34 ref.
992062.pdf [in Italian]

CIS 99-1686 Cornu J.C.
Methods of measuring the protection of type II biosafety cabinets - Present state of knowledge, future perspectives
Les méthodes de mesure de la protection des PSM du type II - Etat actuel, perspectives [in French]
Topics: airflow measurement; biological hazards; biosafety cabinets; classification; comment on standard; description of technique; disinfection of equipment; equipment testing; France; laboratories; laboratory equipment; safe working methods; ventilation.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Nov. 1998. 43p. Illus. 7 ref.
99-1686.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-1350 Gorsuch E.L., Grinshpun S.A., Willeke K., Reponen T., Moss C.E., Jensen P.A.
Method for evaluating germicidal ultraviolet inactivation of biocontaminated surfaces
Topics: biological hazards; contamination criteria; description of technique; disinfection of equipment; evaluation of technique; microorganisms; ultraviolet radiation.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 1998, Vol.4, No.3, p.287-297. Illus. 15 ref.
99-1350.pdf [in English]

CIS 99-1005 Héran-Le Roy O., Sandret N., Leprince A., Abadia G.
Results of the "SUMER 94" survey: Exposure to biological agents at work
Résultats de l'enquête "SUMER 94" - Exposition aux agents biologiques en milieu de travail [in French]
Topics: agricultural operations; biological hazards; biotechnology industry; exposure evaluation; fermentation; food industry; France; funeral services; health services; job-exposure relation; laboratory work; legislation; microorganisms; sewage treatment; statistics; survey.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 1st Quarter 1998, No.73, p.39-45.
99-1005.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-1012 Abecassis J.C., Abiteboul D., Bonnin C., Bouyaux L., Carduner G., Chazal J.P., Forestié-Auter A.F., Garcia E., Hibou C., Lanusse M., Leprince A., Velly P., Vogel B., Vuillerminaz C.
Hygiene and first aid - 2. Recommended health measures for occupational first aid and rescue workers
Hygiène et secourisme - 2. Recommandations d'hygiène pour les sauveteurs secouristes du travail [in French]
Topics: biological hazards; disinfectants; emergency services; face and eye protection; first aid; first-aid equipment; first-aid training; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious hepatitis; javel water; personal hygiene; protective gloves; resuscitation training.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 1st Quarter 1998, No.73, p.13-19. 2 ref.
99-1012.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-1011 Forestié-Auter A.F., Paollilo A.G.
Hygiene and first aid - 1. Risk of transmission of infectious diseases from blood or saliva during first-aid operations and training on a mannikin
Hygiène et secourisme - 1. Risques de transmission de maladies infectieuses par voie sanguine et salivaire lors des interventions de secourisme et de l'apprentissage sur mannequin [in French]
Topics: biological hazards; blood; emergency services; expired-air resuscitation; first aid; first-aid equipment; first-aid organization; first-aid training; France; hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; information of personnel; personal protective equipment; resuscitation training; saliva; vaccination.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 1st Quarter 1998, No.73, p.7-12. 28 ref.
99-1011.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-1007 Brugha R., Heptonstall J., Farrington P., Andren S., Perry K., Parry J.
Risk of hepatitis A infection in sewage workers
In a study of 241 workers in a large water and sewerage company, frequent occupational exposure to raw sewage was a significant risk factor for hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, independently of other known risk factors. Workers who are likely to be at risk of frequent exposure should have their immunity ensured. The salivary assay for IgG and anti-HAV described in the study is highly specific and would be suitable for prevaccination testing of older workers, who are more likely to be immune. Topics: antibodies; biological hazards; cross-sectional study; determination in blood; determination in saliva; infectious hepatitis; non-occupational factors; sewage treatment; vaccination; work in sewers.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Aug. 1998, Vol.55, No.8, p.567-569. 12 ref.
99-1007.pdf [in English]

CIS 99-1013
Health and Safety Commission, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
Working safely with simians: Management of infection risks
Specialist supplement to CIS 97-1356. Topics: biological hazards; experimental animals; infection control; infectious diseases; legislation; rabies; safety guides; United Kingdom; virus diseases; zoonoses.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. 24p. 14 ref.
99-1013.pdf [in English]

CIS 99-659
Health and Safety Executive, Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
Supplement to Categorisation of biological agents according to hazard and categories of containment (4th edition, 1995)
Supplement to CIS 96-1100. Topics: biological hazards; classification systems; comment on law; European Communities; fungi; laboratory work; legislation; medical supervision; microorganisms; parasitic diseases; pathogenic bacteria; United Kingdom; viruses.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. 24p. Bibl.ref.
99-659.pdf [in English]

CIS 99-310 Ammon A., Petersen L.
Prevalence of antibodies to HBV and HCV among Berlin dentists and their assistants
HBV- und HCV-Antikörperprävalenz bei Berliner Zahnärzten und ihren Mitarbeitern [in German]
Topics: antibodies; biological hazards; dental services; epidemiologic study; infection control; infectious hepatitis; supply of personal protective equipment; vaccination.
Epidemiologisches Bulletin, 19 June 1998, No.24, p.171-174. 5 ref.
99-310.pdf [in German]

CIS 99-304 Khuder S.A., Arthur T., Bisesi M.S., Schaub E.A.
Prevalence of infectious diseases and associated symptoms in wastewater treatment workers
Topics: biological hazards; exposure evaluation; gastrointestinal diseases; infectious diseases; migraine; questionnaire survey; sewage treatment.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, June 1998, Vol.33, No.6, p.571-577. Illus. 25 ref.
99-304.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-1722 Eduard W., Heederik D.
Methods for quantitative assessment of airborne levels of noninfectious microorganisms in highly contaminated work environments
Topics: accuracy; aerosols; allergens; antigens; bacterial toxins; biological hazards; comparative study; determination in air; evaluation of technique; filtration sampling; impaction sampling; literature survey; microorganisms; microscopic determination; moulds.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Feb. 1998, Vol.59, No.2, p.113-127. 184 ref.
98-1722.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-1094 Council Directive 98/24/EC of 7 April 1998 on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work (14th Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EC) [European Communities]
Directive du Conseil 98/24/CE du 7 avril 1998 concernant la protection de la santé et de la sécurité des travailleurs contre les risques liés à des agents chimiques sur le lieu de travail (14e directive au sens de l'art. 16(1) de la dir. 89/391/CEE) [Communautés européennes] [in French]
This Directive (effective 25 May 1998) repeals Directives 80/1107/EEC (CIS 81-1610), 88/364/EEC (CIS 90-1423) and 82/605/EEC (CIS 83-1783) not later than 5 May 2001. It amends Directives 83/477/EEC (CIS 84-327) and 86/188/EEC (CIS 87-45). Topics: alarm systems; biological hazards; biological threshold limits; lead; chemical products; directive; emergency organization; European Communities; exposure records; harmful substances; hazard evaluation; information of personnel; limitation of exposure; medical supervision; prohibition of use; responsibilities of employers; safety and health training; threshold limit values; workers participation.
Journal officiel des Communautés européennes - Official Journal of the European Communities, 5 May 1998, No.L.131, p.11-23.
98-1094F.pdf [in French]
98-1094E.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-1499 Froom P., Kristal-Boneh E., Melamed S., Shalom A., Ribak J.
Prevention of needle-stick injury by the scooping-resheathing method
Topics: biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals; information of personnel; injection injuries; Israel; questionnaire survey; safe working methods.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, July 1998, Vol.34, No.1, p.15-19. 38 ref.
98-1499.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-1498 Gilks C.F., Wilkinson D.
Reducing the risk of nosocomial HIV infection in British health workers working overseas: Role of post-exposure prophylaxis
Topics: biological hazards; economic aspects; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; injection injuries; prophylaxis.
British Medical Journal, 11 Apr. 1998, No.7138, p.1158-1160. Illus. 9 ref.
98-1498.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-1489 Larkin B.
After the deluge
Topics: bacteria; biological hazards; cleaning; flooding; health hazards; humidity; microorganisms; moulds; mycotoxins; personal protective equipment; sewage.
Safety and Health Practitioner, July 1998, Vol.16, No.7, p.46-47. Illus.
98-1489.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-1497 Luthi J.C., Dubois-Arber F., Iten A., Maziero A., Colombo C., Jost J., Francioli P.
The occurrence of percutaneous injuries to health care workers: A cross sectional survey in seven Swiss hospitals
Topics: biological hazards; frequency rates; health care personnel; hospitals; injection injuries; nursing personnel; questionnaire survey; risk factors; severity rates; Switzerland.
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift - Journal suisse de médecine, Apr. 1998, Vol.128, No.14, p.536-543. 32 ref.
98-1497.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-411 Order of 25 March 1998 adapting to technical progress Royal Decree 664/1997 of 12 May concerning the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work [Spain]
Orden de 25 de marzo de 1998 por la que se adapta en función del progreso técnico el Real Decreto 664/1997, de 12 de mayo, sobre la protección de los trabajadores contra los riesgos relacionados con la exposición a agentes biológicos durante el trabajo [in Spanish]
This Order (effective 31 March 1998) amends appendix II of Royal Decree 664/1997 (CIS 97-733). Topics: bacteria; biological hazards; classification; law; list; microorganisms; Spain; viruses.
Boletín Oficial del Estado, 30 Mar. 1998, No. 76, p.10637-10638.
98-411.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 98-971 Murphy G., Ford N., Redford-Crowe D.
Health and Safety Executive
An evaluation of the costs and benefits of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 1992
Topics: biological hazards; cost-benefit analysis; genetic engineering; hazard evaluation; legislation; notification of dangerous substances; report; risk awareness; survey; United Kingdom.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1998. xiii, 168p. Illus. 27 ref. Price: GBP 50.50.
98-971.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-977 Selecting, evaluating and using sharps disposal containers
Topics: biological hazards; design of equipment; disposal of harmful waste; health services; hospitals; injection injuries; manuals; selection of equipment; USA.
Publications Dissemination, EID, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA. viii, 21p. Illus. Bibl. ref.
98-977.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-676
Health and Safety Executive
Avoiding ill health at open farms - Advice to farmers (with teachers' supplement)
Topics: agriculture; biological hazards; children; data sheet; hazard evaluation; infection control; information of personnel; legislation; livestock rearing; neighbourhood protection; personal hygiene; United Kingdom; washing facilities.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 1998. 4 + 1p.
98-676.pdf [in English]

1997

CIS 00-1766 Martí Solé M.C., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Constans Aubert A.
Actions in cases of accidents involving biological hazards
Actuación frente a un accidente con riesgo biológico [in Spanish]
Topics: biological hazards; brucellosis; data sheet; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious hepatitis; injection injuries; plant safety and health organization; Spain; tetanus; vaccination.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1997. 4p. 5 ref.
00-1766.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 00-867 24th National Congress of Occupational Medicine - Biological agents
Journées nationales de Médecine du Travail - Les agents biologiques [in French]
Topics: autoimmunization; biological hazards; compensation of occupational diseases; conference; hazard evaluation; health care personnel; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; medical prevention; occupational medicine; parasitic diseases; pathogenic bacteria; risk awareness; rubella; Staphylococcus; vaccination; viruses; warts; waste disposal; water treatment; zoonoses.
Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail, July 1997, Vol.58, No.4, p.309-416. Illus. Bibl.ref.
00-867.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-1351 Perdrix A., Madon N., Maitre A., Parat S., Mann S., Clavel T.
Non-infectious biological hazards
Risques biologiques autres qu'infectieux [in French]
Topics: agriculture; bacteria; bacterial toxins; biological hazards; cancer; carcinogenic effects; encyclopaedia; fungi; immuno-allergy; inhalation toxicity; literature survey; microorganisms; mutagenic effects; mycotoxins; respiratory diseases; sick building syndrome; viruses.
Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale, Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 1997, No.115, 6p. 70 ref.
99-1351.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-1004 Pietrangeli B., Papacchini M.
Occupational biological hazards: A practical classification
Rischio biologico occupazionale: uno strumento di utilizzo pratico [in Italian]
Topics: biological hazards; classification; infectious diseases; Italy; legislation; list of occupations; microorganisms; occupation disease relation.
Fogli d'informazione ISPESL, Oct.-Dec. 1997, Vol.10, No.4, p.100-108. 51 ref.
99-1004.pdf [in Italian]

CIS 99-1003 Forestié-Auter A.F., Domart M., Laville M.F., Abiteboul D., Leprince A.
Actions to be taken in the event of an accident involving exposure to blood among health workers
Conduite à tenir en cas d'accident avec exposition au sang chez les professionnels de santé [in French]
Topics: biological hazards; exposure evaluation; first aid; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; infectious hepatitis; injection injuries; medical supervision; prophylaxis; vaccination; virus diseases.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 1st Quarter 1997, No.69, p.13-17. 15 ref.
99-1003.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-478 Heran-Le Roy O., Sandret N.
Health and work: Preliminary results of the Sumer 94 survey
Santé et travail: les premiers résultats de l'enquête Sumer 94 [in French]
Topics: biological hazards; carcinogens; chemical hazards; France; health hazards; hours of work; length of exposure; medical supervision; occupational diseases; speed of work; survey; threshold limit values; work time schedules.
ADSP - Actualité et dossier en santé publique, Mar. 1997, No.18, p.2-7. Illus.
99-478.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-31 Order of 17 April 1997 amending the Order of 18 July 1994 establishing a list of biological agents [France]
Arrêté du 17 avril 1997 modifiant l'arrêté du 18 juillet 1994 fixant la liste des agents biologiques pathogènes [France] [in French]
Topics: biological hazards; classification; France; law; list; pathogenic bacteria.
Journal officiel de la République française, 26 Apr. 1997, p.6361-6362.
99-031.pdf [in French]

CIS 99-313
Instituto Nacional de Salud
Prevalence of hepatitis B and C infection among health care workers in national health service institutions and their affiliates in ten cities of the country [Colombia]
Prevalencia de infección por hepatitis B y C entre trabajadores de la salud de IPS propias y afiliadas al Seguro Social en diez ciudades del país [in Spanish]
Topics: antigens; biological hazards; contagion; cross-sectional study; determination in blood; fluorescent antibody test; frequency rates; health care personnel; health services; hospitals; infection control; infectious hepatitis; length of service; medical supervision; occupation disease relation; vaccination.
Seguro Social, Protección Laboral, Administradora de Riesgos Profesionales, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, May 1997. 52p. 15 ref.
99-313.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 98-1101 Ordinance No.1322 of 1997 concerning the protection of workers from risks related to the use of biological agents at work [Norway]
Forskrift om vern av arbeidstakerne mot farer ved arbeid med biologiske faktorer [in Norwegian]
This Ordinance entered into force 1 January 1998. Topics: biological hazards; biological protection; classification; hazard identification; information of personnel; law; list; Norway; penalties; responsibilities of employers; safety and health training.
Norsk Lovtidend, 16 Jan. 1998, Part I, Vol.27-1997, p.2319-2340.
98-1101.pdf [in Norwegian]

CIS 98-1496 Pinkerton S.D., Holtgrave D.R., Pinkerton H.J.
Cost-effectiveness of chemoprophylaxis after occupational exposure to HIV
Topics: antiviral agents; biological hazards; cost-benefit analysis; economic aspects; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; mathematical models; prophylaxis; USA.
Archives of Internal Medicine, 22 Sep. 1997, Vol.157, p.1972-1980. Illus. 63 ref.
98-1496.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-954 Clavel T., Fleury L., N'Guyen M.T., Abiteboul D., Berlie C., Bonnet N., Domart M., Pernet M., Touche S., Leprince A.
Infection risk in medical laboratories
Risques infectieux dans les laboratoires d'analyses médicales [in French]
Topics: biological hazards; France; health associate professionals; health care personnel; hospitals; infection control; infectious diseases; job study; laboratory work; occupational health survey; personal protective equipment; risk factors; safe working methods.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 4th Quarter 1997, No.72, p.347-355. Illus. 13 ref.
98-954.pdf [in French]

CIS 98-410 Decree-Law No.84/97 transposing into national legislation Council Directives 90/679/EEC and 93/88/EEC, and Commission Directive 95/30/EC concerning the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents in the workplace [Portugal]
Decreto-Lei n°84/97 transpãe para a ordem juridica interna as Directivas do Conselho n°90/679/CE, 93/88/CE, e 95/30/CE, relativas à protecção da segurança e saúde dos trabalhadores contra os riscos resultantes da exposição a agentes biológicos durante o trabalho [in Portuguese]
This Decree-Law (entry into force: Oct. 1997) implements Council Directives 90/679/EEC (CIS 91-29) and 93/88/EEC (CIS 94-783) and Commission Directive 95/30/EC. It follows on from Decree-Law No.441/91 of 14 Nov. 1991(CIS 92-708) on the promotion of safety and health at work, and Decree-Law No.126/93 of 20 Apr. 1993 concerning genetically modified organisms. Topics: biological hazards; classification; exposure records; hazard evaluation; information of personnel; law; limitation of exposure; microorganisms; penalties; Portugal; vaccination.
Diário da República, 16 Apr. 1997, Serie I-A, No.89, p.1702-1709.
98-410.pdf [in Portuguese]

CIS 98-970 Martí Solé M.C., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Constans Aubert A., Guardino Solá X.
Prevention of biological risks in laboratories
Prevención de riesgos biológicos en el laboratorio [in Spanish]
Topics: biological hazards; biosafety cabinets; disinfection of air; disinfection of equipment; disposal of harmful waste; emergency organization; European Communities; experimental animals; first aid; glossary; hazard evaluation; infection control; laboratories; legislation; local exhaust; microorganisms; safe working methods; Spain; ventilation.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1997. 169p. Illus. 52 ref.
98-970.pdf [in Spanish]

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