|Document ID (ISN)||103028|
|Convention or series no.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
||Biological matter in the health and social care sector
||Biologische Arbeitsstoffe im Gesundheitswesen und in der Wohlfahrtspflege [in German]|
||Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburgerstrasse 449, 50939 K÷ln, Germany, Oct. 2003. 59p. Illus.
||Contents of these guidelines of the German Mutual Occupational Accident Insurance concerning activities that imply contact with biological matter in the health and social care sector: scope; hazard evaluation; protective measures as a function of the degree of hazard of the activity; training of personnel; obligation to notify level 3 and 4 activities; additional protective measures that apply to specific activities (cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, handling of soiled linen, elimination of medical waste, endoscopy, protection against methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococci aurei); preventive medical examinations and vaccinations. In appendices: useful addresses for persons in contact with highly-contagious or fatal diseases, protective plans against life-threatening imported diseases; classification of human and animal medical waste; examples of instructions for work falling under the provisions of the biological substances ordinance; constituents of a hygiene plan; related directives, rules and standards.
||occupational hygiene; Germany; biological hazards; social workers; health care personnel; infection control
||responsibilities of employers; Staphylococcus; infectious hepatitis; containment; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; information of personnel; vaccination; medical supervision; directive; endoscopy; plant safety and health organization; safety and health training; veterinary services
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases