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Document ID (ISN)57446
CIS number 92-326
ISBN(s) 0-11-885448-8
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission
Title Safe working and the prevention of infection in the mortuary and post-mortem room
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. v, 36p. 42 ref. Price: GBP 5.00.
Abstract This guidance supercedes that given in the Code of Practice for the prevention of infection in clinical laboratories and post-mortem rooms: the Howie Code, first published in 1978. Contents: duties of employers and employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974; identification and assessment of risk; mortuary accommodation and engineering services; body storage and reception and arrangements for viewing; post-mortem examination (safety standards, supervision of safety procedures, staff training, protective clothing, preparing the examination room, safe working practices, waste disposal); model rules for staff and visitors. Appendices include: labelling, transport and reception of specimens; training pathology technicians; safe use of disinfectants and disinfection.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; funeral services; biological hazards; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; protective clothing; disinfectants; hazard evaluation; safety rules; autopsy; safe working methods; replaced; data sheet; cleaning of workplaces
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Funeral services
Biological hazards