|Document ID (ISN)||102751|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ED 117
||Les agents biologiques [in French]|
||Apr. 2004, No.639, 4p. Insert. Illus. 1 ref.
||Occupational exposure to biological agents may give rise to hazards in cases where these agents are pathogenic. Some workers are exposed to biological agents under controlled conditions, for example in biotechnology research laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry, while others may be exposed without fully understanding the hazards, as may be the case in waste water treatment, solid waste disposal or health care settings. In either case, the evaluation and prevention of biological hazards require a proper understanding of these pathological biological agents and their hazards. This document describes the various types of biological agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths), their form of life, their industrial relevance and their potential pathogenic effects.
||occupational diseases; risk factors; biological hazards; France
||laboratories; sewage treatment; parasitic diseases; pathogenic bacteria; protozoa; fungi; allergies; helminthic infections; virus diseases; cancer; waste disposal; health care personnel; research; pharmaceutical industry; biotechnology industry; data sheet; legal aspects
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases