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Document ID (ISN)101962
CIS number 03-935
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2513-3
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe working and the prevention of infection in clinical laboratories and similar facilities
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2003. iv, 80p. Illus. 61 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.
Abstract This guidance is intended primarily to cover working practices in clinical pathology laboratories, and updates the 1991 edition (see CIS 91-2072) by taking into account the requirements under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 (see CIS 95-1930) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002. Contents: introduction; health and safety law; health and safety management; categorization of biological agents; buildings and accommodation; standard operating procedures and safe working practices; equipment; revision of standard practices and procedures; cleaning, decontamination and waste disposal; information, instruction and training; health surveillance and immunization; incidents and accidents; audits. Appendices include: microbiological safety cabinets; disinfectants and disinfection of clinical laboratories; packaging requirements for diagnostic specimens; staff safety guidelines.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; United Kingdom; biological hazards; hazard evaluation; histology; pathology
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; safety guides; disinfection of equipment; microorganisms; personal hygiene; infection control; fire protection; hazard identification; safe working methods; supply of personal protective equipment; legislation; data sheet; safety officers; responsibilities; welfare facilities
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) Biological hazards
Risk evaluation