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Document ID (ISN)107679
CIS number 08-212
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moy L.
Title Spread cheat
Bibliographic information Aug. 2007, Vol.25, No.8, p.47-50. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) infection control; hazard evaluation; biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; United Kingdom; personal hygiene; classification; legislation; vaccination; medical supervision; health hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Health care services
Biological hazards