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Document ID (ISN)102218
CIS number 03-1115
Year 2003
Convention or series no. SUVA 2869/19.d SUVA 2869/19.f SUVA 2869/19.i
Author(s) Jost M., Francioli P., Iten A., Jost J., Colombo C., Cartier B., Rüegger M., Gutzwiller A.
Title Prevention of blood-borne infections in medical laboratories
Original title Verhütung blutübertragbarer Infektionen in medizinischen Laboratorien [in German]
Prévention des infections transmises par voie sanguine dans les laboratoires médicaux [in French]
Prevenzione delle infezioni transmese par la via ematica nel laboatori di analisi cliniche [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Suva, Abteilung Arbeitsmedizin, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 4th rev.ed., May 2003. 7p. 1 ref.
Internet access [in German] [in French] [in Italian]
Abstract Aimed at medical laboratory workers, this booklet addresses the issue of infection hazards from HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the event of accidental exposure to blood or other biological fluids. Contents: infection hazards; purpose of prevention; main preventive measures (avoiding pricks and injuries, avoiding contact with blood and biological fluids, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene during work, hepatitis B vaccination); measures to be taken in the event of accidental exposure. Updated version of CIS 90-2071.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; laboratory work; Switzerland; contagion; training material; risk factors; determination in biological matter; determination in blood; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; infectious hepatitis; hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; safety guides; personal hygiene; housekeeping; needle-stick injuries; data sheet; haematological changes
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
OSH training
Bacterial and parasitic diseases