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Document ID (ISN)77196
CIS number 01-1022
ISBN(s) 972-8321-29-5
Year 1999
Convention or series no. IDICT Série Informação Técnica 10
Author(s) Sousa J.P., Franco M.H., Rodrigues M.A., dos Santos M., Reis F.
Title Hazards due to biological agents - Prevention manual
Original title Riscos dos agentes biológicos - Manual de prevenção [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Oct. 1999. 405p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract This manual provides technical information on the risks from exposure to biological agents in various occupational sectors. It also surveys the prevention measures for improving safety, hygiene and health conditions that need to be implemented at work sites where biological agents are handled or produced. Separate chapters cover: legislation in Portugal and methods for risk evaluation; metabolism of different organs in the body; action of biological agents on the organism; biological hazards in certain industries (research and clinical laboratories, hospitals and other health-care establishments, the food industry, in the fishing industry, in the transport and elimination of wastes, in water treatment centres); biological agents (fungi) in workplace air.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; microorganisms; training material; biological hazards; safety and health training; fungi
Descriptors (secondary) refuse collection; safety guides; parasitic diseases; Staphylococcus; listeriosis; contagion; infectious diseases; dysentery; paratyphoid fever; infectious hepatitis; aerosols; immunodeficiency syndrome; manuals; training manuals; emergency-treatment organization; hazard evaluation; health care personnel; safe working methods; legislation; food industry; classification; sewage treatment; physiology; laboratory work
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
OSH training
Bacterial and parasitic diseases