|Document ID (ISN)||107546|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Korpi A., Lappalainen S., Kaliste E., Kalliokoski P., Reijula K., Pasanen A.L.
||A multi-faceted approach to risk assessment of laboratory animal allergens at two facilities
||Feb. 2007, Vol.50, No.2, p.127-135. 30 ref.
||This article describes a versatile approach to assessing the risks posed by laboratory animal allergens (LAAs) which was implemented at two laboratory animal facilities in Finland. The approach includes questionnaires for management and employees, a hazard identification visit, measurements at the workplaces and the creation of a list of recommended procedures to reduce allergen exposure. The prevalence of work-related allergic symptoms was found to be 17%. Recommendations included changes in ventilation, changes in work practices, the reduction of unnecessary exposures, more comprehensive use of personal protective equipment and wider communication about LAA risks.
||allergens; laboratory work; handling of animals; biological hazards; hazard evaluation
||Finland; limitation of exposure; ventilation; exposure evaluation; information of personnel; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; role of management; plant safety and health organization; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)