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Document ID (ISN)102093
CIS number 03-1046
ISSN - Serial title 0378-6978 - Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes
Year 2000
Convention or series no. 2000/54/CE 2000/54/EC
Title Directive 2000/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (seventh individual directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) [European Union]
Original title Directive 2000/54/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 18 septembre 2000 concernant la protection des travailleurs contre les risques liés à l'exposition à des agents biologiques au travail (septième directive particulière au sens de l'article 16, paragraphe 1, de la directive 89/391/CEE) [Union européenne] [in French]
Directiva 2000/54/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 18 de septiembre de 2000, sobre la protección de los trabajadores contra los riesgos relacionados con la exposición a agentes biológicos durante el trabajo (Séptima Directiva específica con arreglo al apartado 1 del artículo 16 de la Directiva 89/391/CEE) [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 17 Oct. 2000, Vol.43, No.L 262, p.21-45. Illus.
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Abstract Consolidated version of Directive 90/679/EEC (CIS 91-29, which is repealed) with its various amendments, also repealed: 93/88/EEC (CIS 94-783), 95/30/EC (CIS 99-730), 97/59/EC (CIS 97-1430) and 97/65/EC (CIS 97-1790). The aim of the Directive is to protect workers against risks to their health and safety arising from exposure to biological agents at work. Contents: definitions; scope, risk determination and assessment; employers' obligations (replacement, risk reduction, information for the competent authority, hygiene and individual protection, information and training of workers, worker information in particular cases, list of exposed workers, consultation and participation of workers, notification to the competent authority); miscellaneous provisions (health surveillance; health and veterinary care facilities other than diagnostic laboratories; special measures for industrial processes, laboratories and animal rooms; classification of biological agents). In annex: indicative list of activities; Community classification (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi); practical recommendations for the health surveillance of workers; indications concerning containment measures and containment levels; containment measures for industrial processes; recommended code of practice on vaccination.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; parasitic diseases; bacteria; viruses; fungi; information of personnel; danger symbols; vaccination; medical supervision; directive; hazard evaluation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases