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Document ID (ISN)111884
CIS number 11-0579
Year 2010
Convention or series no. NTP 875
Author(s) Orriols Ramos R.M., Cortés Domènech M., Alonso Espadalé R.M.
Title Biological hazards: Methodology for evaluating the risks from sharp and cutting equipment with built-in biosafety features
Original title Riesgo biológico: metodología para la evaluación de equipos cortopunzantes con dispositivos de bioseguridad [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2010. 6p. 14 ref.
Internet access NTP_875.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract The objective of this technical note is to guide health care professionals in the selection of sharps designed to maximize biological safety. A methodology for assessing the degree of safety of equipment with built-in biosafety is proposed.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; needle-stick injuries; safety by design; hospitals; health care personnel; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) selection of equipment; public OSH institutions; data sheet; description of equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Biological hazards
Workplace health promotion