|Document ID (ISN)||101364|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
|Convention or series no.
||Brasseur G., Balty I., David C., Le Bâcle C., Leprince A.
||Biological hazards in the workplace: Does it concern all of us?
||Risques biologiques au travail - Sommes-nous tous concernés? [in French]|
||Jan. 2003, No.625, p.20-35. Illus. 3 ref.
||Many biological agents are encountered in occupational settings. They may give rise to allergies or cancers, and the toxins they liberate may cause poisonings. According to a survey carried out in 1994, 10% of French employees are exposed to biological agents in the course of their work. Health care personnel, persons working in the presence of animals, laboratory workers, workers in the food industry and waste disposal workers are particularly exposed to this hazard. This collection of articles discusses some of the general aspects of these hazards, applicable regulations and appropriate preventive measures, and describes the specific aspects of a number of industries ands sectors: antenna maintenance workers exposed to bird droppings; manufacturing processes involving fermentation; chicken processing plants; medical laboratories; processing of meat carcasses.
||infectious diseases; risk factors; biological hazards
||poisoning; sewage treatment; laboratory work; legal aspects; pigeons; bacterial toxins; droppings; allergies; slaughtering; fermentation; cancer; waste disposal; health care personnel; handling of animals; food industry; meat industry; biotechnology industry; disposal of harmful waste
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases