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Document ID (ISN)78314
CIS number 02-29
ISSN - Serial title Government Gazette - Staatskoerant
Year 2001
Convention or series no. Regulation R.1390
Title Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents [South Africa]
Bibliographic information 27 Dec. 2001, Vol.438, No.22956, p.3-67. Illus.
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Abstract Regulations issued under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (see CIS 94-1451). Contents: definitions; scope; classification of biological agents; information and training; duties of persons who might be exposed to hazardous biological agents (HBAs); risk assessment by employers or self-employed persons; monitoring exposure; medical surveillance; records; control of exposure to HBAs; personal protective equipment and facilities; maintenance of control measures, equipment and facilities; prohibitions; labelling, packaging, transporting and storage; special measures for health and veterinary isolation facilities; special measures for laboratories, animal rooms and industrial processes; disposal of HBAs. In annex: indicative list of incidents; hazardous biological agent guidelines (incl. list of bacteria, viruses and parasites with their hazard classification); precautions for workplaces (incl. table of precaution codes connected with specific infections or conditions; table presenting clinical syndromes or conditions warranting additional precautions aimed at the prevention of infection pending conformation of diagnosis); containment rules.
Descriptors (primary) South Africa; biological hazards; infection control; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; list; law; classification; medical supervision
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases