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Document ID (ISN)101310
CIS number 03-443
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2450-1
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance Note EH 76
Health and Safety Executive
Title Control of laboratory animal allergy
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2002. 8p. 13 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Abstract Aimed at employers, managers, employees and safety and health professionals, this guidance note describes possible health risks that could result from exposure to laboratory animal allergens. It includes advice to employers and managers of animal facilities on the precautions needed to prevent or control exposure as required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH, see CIS 00-620). It also addresses duties under Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSW, see CIS 00-403), including the need to co-operate and coordinate where different employers share a workplace. Contents: description of laboratory animal allergy; management of health and safety in animal facilities; assessment of hazards to health; prevention and control of exposure (ventilation, systems of work, personal protective equipment); maintenance, examination and testing of control measures; information and training of employees.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; laboratory work; biological hazards; experimental animals; allergies; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; work organization; limitation of exposure; ventilation systems; safety guides; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; legislation; data sheet; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Animal hazards
Biological hazards