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Document ID (ISN)107929
CIS number 08-462
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2007
Convention or series no. INRS PR 28-207
Author(s) Le Bâcle C.
Title Biological hazards in occupational settings
Original title Les risques biologiques en milieu professionnel [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2007, No.207, p.85-96. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access$File/PR28.pdf [in French]
Abstract Protection against biological hazards within the enterprise remains hindered by several obstacles. Their effects being generally neither immediate nor spectacular, they are not considered as having the same priority as other more visible hazards. There is insufficient understanding of these hazards among persons responsible for occupational safety and health. This article presents a concise overview of these hazards and proposes an approach to safety and health based on the type of risk (infections, toxins, immuno-allergies, cancer) and the sector of activity (health care, agriculture, food industry, waste disposal).
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; biological hazards; hazard evaluation; France
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; carcinogens; responsibilities of employers; classification; IARC; infectious diseases; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards
Risk evaluation
Occupational health services