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Document ID (ISN)103028
CIS number 04-229
Year 2003
Convention or series no. BGR 250 TRBA 250
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
Title Biological matter in the health and social care sector
Original title Biologische Arbeitsstoffe im Gesundheitswesen und in der Wohlfahrtspflege [in German]
Bibliographic information Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Luxemburgerstrasse 449, 50939 K÷ln, Germany, Oct. 2003. 59p. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; Germany; biological hazards; social workers; health care personnel; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases