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Document ID (ISN)111698
CIS number 11-0430
Year 2010
Convention or series no. NTP 858
Author(s) Constans Aubert A., Solans Lampurlanés X
Title Funeral services: Occupational exposure to biological agents
Original title Servicios funerarios: exposición laboral a agentes biológicos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2010. 6p. 8 ref.
Internet access NTP_858.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This information note describes the various activities within the framework of funeral services as well as their associated hazards. It lists the infectious diseases to which workers of these services may be exposed, together with the causative agent and mode of transmission, and provides a set of preventive measures to minimize exposure.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; infectious diseases; funeral services; biological hazards; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) contagion; immunodeficiency syndrome; bacterial diseases; tuberculosis; infectious hepatitis; meningitis; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; limitation of exposure; public OSH institutions; data sheet
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards
Funeral services