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Protection of workers from dangerous biological agents

On 26 November 1990 the Council issued a Directive (90/679/EEC) on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (the seventh individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC). The Directive sets out rules...
On 26 November 1990 the Council issued a Directive (90/679/EEC) on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (the seventh individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC). The Directive sets out rules governing activities in which workers are (or are potentially) as a result of their work exposed to micro-organisms, including those which have been genetically modified. Member States shall take those actions necessary to comply with this Directive within three years. An indicative list of concerned activities, practical recommendations for the health surveillance of workers, indications on containment measures and levels, as well as containment of industrial processes, are appended to the Directive.

Subjects

Biotechnology - Safety
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