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Document ID (ISN)47381
CIS number 87-347
ISBN(s) 91-7930-023-5
Year 1986
Convention or series no. AFS 1986:23
Author(s)
Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen
Title Protection against blood contamination
Original title Skydd mot blodsmitta [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information LiberDistribution, 162 89 Stockholm, Sweden, 6 Feb. 1987. 13p.
Abstract These regulations (effective 1 Apr. 1987) apply to work involving the risk of contamination by non-disinfected human blood; it concerns medical and paramedical personnel, laboratory staff, policemen, social service workers and sanitation workers and relates to the protection from infections such as viral hepatitis and AIDS. Contents: general rules (planning, organisation and performance of work tasks, transportation of contaminated blood); high-risk tasks (they should be performed by trained persons knowing the risks and routes of contamination and familiar with protective measures; use of work aids and protective equipment which enable cuts and punctures to be avoided and prevent any contact with the skin and mucous membranes; skin disinfection and cleansing; warning notice on containers with contaminated blood). Detailed advice and commentaries are appended.
Descriptors (primary) blood; Sweden; infection control; first-aid attendants; hospitals; community services; health services
Descriptors (secondary) laboratory work; viruses; infectious diseases; comment on directive; immunodeficiency syndrome; directive; infectious hepatitis
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases