|Document ID (ISN)||107679|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Aug. 2007, Vol.25, No.8, p.47-50. Illus. 2 ref.
||The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSSH) 2002 of the United Kingdom (see CIS 03-1023) also covers biological agents, which include microorganisms, cell cultures or human endoparasites that can cause infection, allergy toxicity, or otherwise create a hazard to human health. Biological hazards are present in many workplaces, but particularly so in hospitals and the health-care sector. They can pose a significant threat to workers' health. This article outlines how these risks can be reduced, based on a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, coupled with effective infection control measures.
||infection control; hazard evaluation; biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals
||disposal of harmful waste; United Kingdom; personal hygiene; classification; legislation; vaccination; medical supervision; health hazards
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services