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Document ID (ISN)103527
CIS number 04-718
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Facts 41
Title Biological agents
Original title Biologické materiály [in Czech]
Biologiska agenser [in Swedish]
Biologische Arbeitsstoffe [in German]
Biologikoí parágontes [in Greek]
Agentes biológicos [in Spanish]
Bioloogilised ohutegurid [in Estonian]
Biologiset tekijät [in Finnish]
Agents biologiques [in French]
Biológiai hatóanyagok [in Hungarian]
Agenti biologici [in Italian]
Biologinės medžiagos [in Lithuanian]
Bioloģiskie aģenti [in Latvian]
Biologische agentia [in Dutch]
Czynniki biologiczne [in Polish]
Agentes biológicos [in Portuguese]
Biologické látky [in Slovak]
Biološki dejavniki [in Slovenian]
Biologiske agenser [in Danish]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,, 2003. 2p. Illus. 2 ref.
Internet access [in Dutch] [in Danish] [in Portuguese] [in Slovak] [in Slovenian] [in Finnish] [in Swedish] [in German] [in Estonian] [in Greek] [in Italian] [in Latvian] [in Latvian] [in Hungarian] [in Lithuanian] [in English] [in Spanish] [in French] [in Czech] [in Polish]
Abstract The theme for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2003 is the prevention of risks from dangerous substances. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is producing a series of fact sheets focusing on the communication of occupational safety and health-related information on dangerous substances, including biological agents. Biological agents are found in many sectors. As they are rarely visible, the risks they pose are not always appreciated. They include bacteria, viruses, fungi (yeasts and moulds) and parasites. Contents of this fact sheet on biological hazards: legislation; occupational exposure limits; risk assessment, prevention and control; persons at risk; health effects; hazard evaluation, risk reduction and control; record keeping.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; European Union; risk factors; biological hazards; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; parasitic diseases; bacteria; viruses; data sheet; hazard evaluation; health service records; legislation; fungi
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases