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Document ID (ISN)108837
CIS number 08-1462
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jolly H.
Title Biological hazards: Real nature of the problem in the construction sector
Original title Risque biologique: quelle réalité dans le BTP? [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2008, No.108, p.48-50. Illus.
Abstract Through many of the diverse activities of the construction sector, workers may be faced with biological hazards. This article reviews the biological agents that can be encountered in the sector (hepatitis A, influenza and poliomyelitis viruses, legionella, leptospira and tetanus bacilli, Candida alibicans and Entamoeba hystolica), diseases they cause, modes of contamination and preventive measures (disinfection of premises, ventilation, personal protective equipment, vaccination).
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; zoonoses; biological hazards; health hazards; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) tetanus; influenza; Candida albicans; legionellosis; leptospirosis; vaccination; poliomyelitis; personal hygiene; limitation of exposure; disinfection of air; personal protective equipment; infectious hepatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Occupational health services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases