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Document ID (ISN)66709
CIS number 96-1098
ISBN(s) 3-89429-954-1
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Fb 725
Author(s) Hüsing B., Knorr C., Menrad K., Strauss E.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Survey of the state of technology involved in the unintended use of certain biological agents in the context of occupational safety
Original title Erhebung des Standes der Technik beim nicht beabsichtigten Umgang mit bestimmten biologischen Arbeitsstoffen aus der Sicht des Arbeitsschutzes [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Verlag für neue Wissenschaft GmbH, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1995. xxiii, 428p. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Survey of the unintended uses of biological organisms and agents (bacteria, viruses, fungi, endoparasites, cell cultures, genetically modified microorganisms presenting possible health hazards to man) in agriculture, forestry, the food industry, work involving contact with animals and animal products, microbiological laboratories, health care institutions, waste water treatment plants and contaminated site recovery plants. For each of these economic sectors, the following information is surveyed: biological substances present in the workplace, biological hazards for exposed workers (infections, allergies, toxic syndromes), type and level of exposure, measures of protection and prevention. In addition, the shortcomings of exposure evaluation methods are shown. As a result of the survey, proposals are made for improving safety conditions in the use of these substances. Short summaries in German, English and French. Detailed summaries in German and English.
Descriptors (primary) safety and health engineering; biological hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) laboratories; forestry; report; experimental animals; microorganisms; round-up; animal experiments; health care personnel; agriculture; food industry; sewage treatment; genetic engineering
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Risk evaluation