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Document ID (ISN)37673
CIS number 82-805
ISSN - Serial title 0509-6510 - Prace Centralnego instytutu ochrony pracy
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dutkiewicz J., Ulmiński J., Łotach H.
Title Harmful occupational biological agents - Classification
Original title Klasyfikacja biologicznych szkodliwości zawodowych [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.31, No.111, p.291-305. 24 ref.
Abstract Description of a new system of classifying biological agents that may cause occupational diseases. The system comprises a classification based on the principles of taxonomy (from viruses to vertebrates) and a classification on the basis of workplace characteristics. The first gives data on 83 agents: Latin and Polish names, occurrence, means of transmission, routes of entry, effects on the human body and categories of workers exposed. In the second, the symbols adopted for the data on each agent are attributed to 208 workplaces, arranged by category of occupational and branch of industry. The classification, which also includes an appendix containing a descriptive list of methods for studying the workplace and for the periodic medical examination of workers, is intended to help in diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Descriptors (primary) bacterial diseases; parasitic diseases; microorganisms; classification; infectious diseases; virus diseases; rickettsiae
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; biological effects; pathogenic bacteria; routes of entry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)