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Document ID (ISN)102686
CIS number 03-1927
Year 2004
Convention or series no. NTP 636
Author(s) Constans Aubert A., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Solans Lampurlanés X.
Title Safety data sheet for biological agents
Original title Ficha de datos de seguridad para agentes biológicos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2004. 5p. 9 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract This information note proposes a model of safety data sheet for biological agents based on the model of safety data sheet for chemical substances. Contents: applicable legislation; characteristics of the biological agent; effects on heath (pathogenicity, epidemiology, type of host, toxin production, allergic effects, routes of exposure, incubation period); propagation (reservoirs, zoonoses, vectors); viability (sensitivity to antibiotics and to disinfectants, inactivation by physical means, viability independently of host); first aid and prophylaxis measures (first aid in cases of accidental exposure, immunisation or vaccination, prophylaxis); hazards to which the persons handling biological agents are exposed; limitation of exposure (confinement level, PPEs); spills; waste disposal; storage; transport; other important information.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; biological hazards; warning notices; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; routes of entry; pathogenic bacteria; bacterial toxins; zoonoses; contagion; data sheet; storage; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; spills; vaccination; prophylaxis; transport
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Classification and labelling of chemicals
Biological hazards