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Document ID (ISN)55429
CIS number 91-29
ISSN - Serial title 0378-6978 - Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes
Year 1990
Convention or series no. 90/679/CEE 90/679/EEC
Title Council Directive of 26 Nov. 1990 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (7th individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) [CEC]
Original title Directive du Conseil, du 26 nov. 1990, concernant la protection des travailleurs contre les risques liés à l'exposition à des agents biologiques au travail (7e directive particulière au sens de l'article 16, paragraphe 1, de la directive 89/391/CEE) [CCE] [in French]
Bibliographic information 31 Dec. 1990, Vol.33, No.L.374, p.1-12.
Abstract This directive lays down particular minimum requirements in this area. Objectives, definitions and scope are given in the general provisions. Employers' obligations include items such as: replacement of the dangerous biological agent, reduction of risks, information of the competent authority and of workers, hygiene and individual protection, keeping of a list of exposed workers, notification of the competent authority. Miscellaneous provisions; an indicative list of activities, a biohazard sign and practical recommendations are given in the Appendices. For Directive 89/391/EEC, see CIS 89-1401.
Descriptors (primary) European Communities; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; danger symbols; information of personnel; directive; replaced
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards