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Document ID (ISN)75914
CIS number 00-1532
ISSN - Serial title Moniteur belge - Belgisch Staatsblad
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Title Royal Order of 4 Aug. 1996 concerning the protection of workers against risks connected with the exposure to biological agents at work [Belgium]
Original title Arrêté royal du 4 août 1996 concernant la protection des travailleurs contre les risques liés à l'exposition à des agents biologiques au travail [Belgique] [in French]
Koninklijk besluit betreffende de bescherming van de werknemers tegen de risico's bij blootstelling aan biologische agentia op het werk [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information 1 Oct. 1996, No.189, p.25285-25298; 25318-25336.
Abstract This Royal Order implements in Belgium the provisions of Directive 90/679/EEC (CIS 91-29), as modified by 93/88/EEC (CIS 94-783) and 95/30/EC (CIS 99-730). It contains the various safety and health measures that may be imposed in workplaces where there is potential exposure of workers to biological hazards. Contents: obligations of workers; hazard evaluation; establishment of a list of exposed workers; substitution as a form of prevention; training and information of the personnel; periodical medical examinations; vaccination. In annex: list of biological agents, with their classification codes; indications concerning confinement measures and levels; confinement measures for certain industrial processes; list of enterprises and workers for whom vaccination is necessary.
Descriptors (primary) Belgium; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; hazard evaluation; vaccination; medical supervision; information of personnel; law; plant safety and health organization; safety and health training; classification
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards