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Document ID (ISN)76022
CIS number 01-26
ISSN - Serial title Amtliche Sammlung des Bundesrechts - Recueil officiel des lois fédérales
Year 1999
Convention or series no. RS/SR 832.321
Title Ordinance of 25 Aug. 1999 concerning the protection of workers against the risks connected to microorganisms [Switzerland]
Original title Ordonnance du 25 août 1999 sur la protection des travailleurs contre les risques liés aux microorganismes (OPTM) [Suisse] [in French]
Verordnung vom 25. August 1999 über den Schutz der Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer vor Gefährdung durch Mikroorganismen (SAMV) [in German]
Ordinanza del 25 agosto 1999 sulla protezione dei lavoratori dal pericolo derivante da microorganismi (OPLM) [in Italian]
Bibliographic information 23 Nov. 1999, No.46, p.2826-2835. + Annexe (16p.).
Internet access [in German] [in Italian] [in French]
Abstract Contents of this Ordinance (effective 1 Nov. 1999): definitions; classification of microorganisms; obligations of employers (hazard identification, risk evaluation, safety measures, information and training, medical surveillance, notification of use); obligations of workers. In annex: definition of the techniques of genetic modification; hazard evaluation techniques; safety measure techniques in case of microorganism utilization (with particular techniques listed for: research and development laboratories, locales and isolation chambers used for microorganism culture, units reserved for animals, microorganism production installations).
Descriptors (primary) Switzerland; biotechnology industry; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; experimental animals; list; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; animal experiments; information of personnel; medical supervision; classification; law; responsibilities of employees; safety and health training; hazard identification
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biotechnology industry
Biological hazards