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Document ID (ISN)102665
CIS number 03-1932
Year 2004
Convention or series no. NTP 616
Author(s) Guardino Solá X., Sabater Sales G.
Title Biological hazards during the use, maintenance or repair of laboratory instruments
Original title Riesgos biológicos en la utilización, mantenimiento y reparación de instrumentos de laboratorio [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2004. 7p. 5 ref.
Internet access http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/ntp/ntp_616.htm [in Spanish]
Abstract This information note covers the main aspects that need to be considered during the use, maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment that present biological hazards. Contents: measures aimed at preventing all exposures to biological agents; basic precautions (vaccination, personal hygiene, protection using barriers (PPEs), limiting as much as possible contact with cutting or sharp instruments, disinfection and sterilization of equipments and surfaces); precautions to be taken when using laboratory equipment; precautions to be taken during the maintenance or repair of laboratory equipment.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; biological hazards; maintenance and repair; laboratory equipment
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; disinfection of equipment; decontamination of equipment; assembly and disassembly; face and eye protection; vaccination; data sheet; protective aprons
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards