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Document ID (ISN)101614
CIS number 03-936
ISBN(s) 84-7425-645-3
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ruiz Figueroa M.J., García Puente N.E.
Title Prevention of biological hazards in livestock rearing
Original title La prevención del riesgo biológico en la ganadería [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2003. 140p. Illus. 83 ref. Price: EUR 3.44.
Abstract The livestock rearing sector is subject to the provisions of Royal Decree 664/1997 of 12 May on the protection of workers against biological hazards (see CIS 98-411). Following a brief overview of legal requirements with respect to the prevention of biological hazards in livestock rearing and a presentation on the current situation of the sector in Spain (types of farms and production data), this document, aimed at occupational health services goes on to provide information enabling the qualitative evaluation of biological hazards and the control of preventive measures in the sector. Topics covered: definitions of biological pathogens, risk groups and occupational risk classification; tables showing the hazards associated with certain tasks in various sectors mentioning the biological hazards to which workers are exposed, the hazard group and the disease caused; clinical, biological or functional diagnosis of all diseases caused by biological agents; technical and medical prevention measures for various biological hazards; recommendations for the prevention of hazards in livestock rearing.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; biological hazards; exposure evaluation; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) zoonoses; infectious diseases; safety guides; glossary; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Livestock rearing
Biological hazards
Exposure evaluation