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Document ID (ISN)74757
CIS number 00-549
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leprince A., Dornier G.
Title Biological hazards in the work environment
Original title Risques biologiques en milieu de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1999, No.589, 4p. Insert. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract In France, an estimated 1.2 million workers are exposed to biological hazards at work. This information sheet summarizes the current state of knowledge with respect to the prevention of biological hazards. Topics covered: risks of infection from biological agents; carcinogenicity of some biological agents; preventive action (risk assessment, identification of hazards, containment, vaccination); occupations at risk from exposure to blood; infection risks in medical laboratories; biological hazards in effluent treatment plants; research; training; French and European regulations.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; France; biological hazards; infectious diseases; contagion
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; water treatment; European Communities; test laboratories; limitation of exposure; data sheet; hazard evaluation; legislation; vaccination; biological and medical tests; containment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases