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Document ID (ISN)101330
CIS number 03-113
Year 2002
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5017
Author(s) Le Bâcle C., Balty I., Dornier G.
Title Animal prions in the working environment
Original title Les prions d'origine animale en milieu de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2002. 4p. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Persons working in slaughterhouses as well as those exposed to animal flour are at risk of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) caused by prions. Contents of this practical safety data sheet on risks from animal prions at the workplace: description of prions (their nature and the WHO classification of animal tissues according to the risk they present); risks to humans; preventive measures as a function of activities and workplaces; French and European regulations; efforts undertaken by the French French National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases (INRS) and other French institutions involved. Tables show data on TSE by animal species as well as the incidence of bovine TSE (BSE) in the ten most severely affected countries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; training material; biological hazards; risk factors; bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; WHO; slaughtering; research; cooperation; animal byproducts industry; classification; data sheet; legislation
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
OSH training