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Document ID (ISN)103764
CIS number 05-22
ISBN(s) 972-8321-65-1
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Segurança e saúde no trabalho: Divulgação 16
Author(s) Parreira Cano M.M.
Title Potential workplace exposure to microorganisms
Original title Exposição potencial a microorganismos no local de trabalho [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, March 2004. 56p. Illus.
Abstract This information booklet, which is primarily intended for employers and employees of small enterprises, describes the risks of potential workplace exposure to microorganisms. Contents: general aspects of workplace contamination and contagion; classification of microorganisms; evaluation of exposure hazard (hazard identification, epidemiological chain of events); measures aimed at preventing or reducing the risk (hygiene end personal protection measures, medical supervision, safety and health training); potential exposure of workers (contamination of ventilation systems, facade cleaning or building preservation work, work on archive documents, contamination of workplace air); workplace air quality control, occupations at risk of exposure to microorganisms or other biological agents; current legislation.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; microorganisms; risk factors; biological hazards; workplaces
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; safety guides; tuberculosis; fungi; contagion; legionellosis; infectious hepatitis; smallpox; immunodeficiency syndrome; training manuals; containment; ventilation systems; hazard evaluation; waste disposal; personal protective equipment; health care personnel; handling of animals; agriculture; medical supervision; classification; sewage treatment; safety and health training; legal aspects
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) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases