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Document ID (ISN)101961
CIS number 03-934
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2293-2
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe working and the prevention of infection in the mortuary and post-mortem room
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2003. iv, 52p. 61 ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
Abstract This guidance updates the 1991 edition (see CIS 92-326) on safe working practices and the prevention of infections in mortuaries and post-mortem rooms. It includes the requirements under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999 (see CIS 02-1507) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002. Contents: introduction; definition of health and safety management; risk assessment; mortuary facilities and building accommodation; body reception; safe working practices in the mortuary and post-mortem room; post-mortem examinations; visitors and observers in the mortuary and post-mortem examination room; cleaning and decontamination; waste disposal; information, training, instruction and supervision; health surveillance and immunization; checking what has been done. Appendices include: health and safety law; disinfectants and disinfection; infection control notification sheet; packaging, labelling and transport of specimens.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hazard evaluation; funeral services; biological hazards; autopsy
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; protective clothing; disinfectants; infection control; safety guides; safe working methods; data sheet; safety rules; cleaning of workplaces
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Funeral services
Biological hazards