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Infection at work: controlling the risks. A guide for employers and the self employed on identifying, assessing and controlling the risks of infection in the workplace

Infection at work: controlling the risks. A guide for employers and the self employed on identifying, assessing and controlling the risks of infection in the workplace

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Addresses duties under The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. Though not intended for those working in laboratories, this does apply to those handling waste materials or working in an environment or with equipment that could be contaminated.


This guidance is prepared in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive, by the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens, which was appointed by the Health and Safety Commission as part of its formal advisory structure and by Health Ministers. This document is no longer available from the original publisher therefore the status is unconfirmed.


Publisher History

The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is a non-statutory advisory non-departmental public body. They advise the Health and Safety Executive, and Ministers for the Department of Health and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and their counterparts under devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, on all aspects of hazards and risks to workers and others from exposure to pathogens. This publisher is now defunct. The CIS editorial team will assess all publications to ensure they remain within the scope of the service



NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.

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