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Document ID (ISN)64550
CIS number 95-896
Year 1993
Convention or series no. CNA 2869/25.f SUVA 2869/25.d
Author(s) Jost M., Rüegger M., Reber E., Liechti B., Wolf R.
Title Occupational disease prevention in pathology and histology laboratories
Original title Verhütung von Berufskrankheiten in pathologisch-anatomischen Instituten und histologischen Laboratorien [in German]
Prévention des maladies professionnelles dans les instituts d'anatomie pathologique et dans les laboratoires d'histologie [in French]
Bibliographic information Schweizerische Unfallverhütungsanstalt, Abteilung Arbeitsmedizin, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, Dec. 1993. 50p. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract This brochure reviews the exposure hazards to chemicals used in medical laboratories as well as the risk of infectious diseases transmitted by blood or air. The results of a systematic measurements campaign carried out through Switzerland to evaluate formaldehyde and organic solvent concentrations in the air of such laboratories are given. Technical, organizational and behavioural preventive measures are described.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; laboratories; occupational diseases; Switzerland; training material; organic solvents; hospitals; histology; biological hazards; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; osmium tetroxide; alcohols; limonene; acrylates; infectious diseases; list of chemical substances; skin diseases; xylene; training manuals; safety and health engineering; disinfectants; respiratory diseases
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
OSH training
Health care services
Biological hazards