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Document ID (ISN)105325
CIS number 06-850
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DMT 104TC 105
Author(s) Guez-Chailloux M., Puymeral P., Le Bâcle C.
Title Thanatopraxy: State of the practice and occupational hazards
Original title La thanatopraxie: état des pratiques et risques professionnels [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2005, No.104, p.449-469. 57 ref.
Internet access$File/TC105.pdf [in French]
Abstract There are approximately 1000 thanatopraxy (embalming) practitioners in France. Exposures vary as a function of the state of the body and the premises in which the treatment takes place. This article provides a review of the profession and identifies occupational hazards. Contents: historical review and current state of the occupation; regulations; occupational tasks and conditions of work; occupational hazards (biological, chemical, organizational and psychosocial hazards); preventive measures (safety training, ventilation, skin and respiratory protection, safe work practices).
Descriptors (primary) embalming; toxic substances; funeral services; biological hazards; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) javel water; formaldehyde; legal aspects; France; tuberculosis; safe working methods; viruses; fungi; conditions of work; personal protective equipment; methanol
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Funeral services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases