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Document ID (ISN)100462
CIS number 02-1466
Year 2000
Convention or series no. NTP 572-2000
Author(s) Martí Solé M.C., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Constans Aubert A.
Title Exposure to biological agents. Management of personal protective equipment in health care services
Original title Exposición a agentes biológicos. La gestión de equipos de protección individual en centros sanitarios [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 6p. 25 ref.
Abstract The management of personal protective equipment (PPE) against biological hazards includes designating a suitably-qualified team for training and informing the personnel on its use, as well as the acquisition, distribution, proper care and storage of PPE. This information note describes the general aspects of managing PPE against biological hazards in health care services. Contents: why PPEs are needed; designating a qualified team; acquiring the PPE; internal use standards; distribution; supervision and implementation. Tables list the biological hazards specific to different hospital or health care services, together with the suitable PPE.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; Spain; biological hazards; health care personnel; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) training of OSH personnel; selection of equipment; qualifications; safety guides; safety officers; responsibilities; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Health care services
Biological hazards
Personal protection