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Document ID (ISN)103761
CIS number 05-21
ISBN(s) 972-8321-62-7
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Segurança e saúde no trabalho: Divulgação 12
Author(s) Rodrigues A., Oliveira A., Oliveira B., Telo E., Franco H.
Title Exposure to biological agents
Original title Exposição a agentes biológicos [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, March 2003. 48p. Illus.
Abstract This information booklet, which is primarily intended for employers and employees of small enterprises, explains how to avoid or reduce the risks related to exposure to biological agents. Contents: definition of biological agent; classification of biological agents; occupations that present biological hazards; various types of exposure (direct contact through the handling of biological agents, indirect contact, contagion); measures to be adopted for workers' protection (technical prevention, medical supervision, safety and health training); consequences of exposure to biological agents; current legislation.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; risk factors; biological hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; contagion; training manuals; safety guides; classification; safety and health training; medical supervision
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Risk evaluation