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Document ID (ISN)107128
CIS number 07-1215
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Title Biological agents and occupational health
Original title Les agents biologiques et la santé au travail [in French]
Biologische agentia en gezondheid op het werk [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot I, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007. 36p. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access [in Dutch] [in French]
Abstract Aimed at employers, this guide comments on the Belgian Royal Order of 4 August 1996 concerning the protection of workers against risks connected with the exposure to biological agents at work (see CIS 00-1532) and explains how to ensure its compliance within the enterprise. Contents: definitions and scope; health effects of biological agents; hazard evaluation; documents to be completed by employers; risk prevention and control; health surveillance; vaccination; roles of the various parties involved in risk prevention and health surveillance.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; Belgium; legislation; health hazards; biological hazards; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) tetanus; laboratory work; tuberculosis; infectious hepatitis; hazard evaluation; health care personnel; safety and health committees; vaccination; medical supervision; comment on law; data sheet; workers' participation; industrial physicians; veterinary services
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Workers' participation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases