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Document ID (ISN)68141
CIS number 96-2308
ISSN - Serial title 0006-9094 - Brandschutz
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petter F.
Title Biological substances used at work from the viewpoint of the fire brigade
Original title Biologische Arbeitsstoffe aus der Sicht der Feuerwehr [in German]
Bibliographic information Jan. 1995, Vol.49, No.1, p.49-55. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract In some laboratories microorganisms such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, hazardous cell cultures and radioactively marked substances are used. The local fire brigade needs to be informed of the biological agents used in all laboratories in its district. This information enables the fire brigade to determine the hazard posed in each case with the help of the classification of biological hazards in the European directive 90/679/EEC. All actions and protective measures by the fire brigade in case of a laboratory fire need to be based on the worst hazard that the particular laboratory poses.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; laboratories; microorganisms; biological hazards; viruses; hazard evaluation; health hazards; pathogenic bacteria
Descriptors (secondary) comment on directive; European Communities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Biological hazards