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Document ID (ISN)55484
CIS number 91-429
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Title Viral hazards: H.I.V., hepatitis A, hepatitis B
Bibliographic information Fire Brigades Union, Bradley House, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7AE, United Kingdom, 1989. 12p.
Abstract This advice booklet deals with risks of viral infections (human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis A and B viruses) likely to be confronted by fire service personnel in performing its duty. Information covered: viral hazards - precautions for fire service personnel; transmissions of HIV, hepatitis A and B viruses; operational precautions; additional personal precautionary measures; exposure and contamination; decontamination; contaminated equipment; additional essential precautions. Appendices: I - hepatitis virus; II - product information; III - reporting a case of disease; IV - AIDS policy.
Descriptors (primary) fire services; United Kingdom; training material; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) personal protective equipment; training manuals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
OSH training
Viral diseases (other than aids)