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Provisions of the Swedish Work Environment Authority on Microbiological Work Environment Risks. No. 1 of 2005.

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Occupational safety and health; Protection against particular hazards
Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

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Issued under section 18 of the Work Enviroment Ordinance (No. 1166 of 1977).
Provides rules applicable to activity involving the use of biological agents.
Sections 1-2: Scope;
Section 3: Definitions;
Sections 4-5: Risk assessment;
Section 6: Planning of work, risk limitation;
Section 7: Protective measures;
Sections 8-9: Facilities, fittings and equipment;
Section 10-11: Decontamination, handling and transfer of contaiminated material;
Section 12: Personal hygiene;
Section 13: Personal protective equipment;
Sections 14-15: Knowledge, information and instructions;
Section 16: Measures and reporting in connection with ill-health and unwanted events;
Section 17: Medical preventive measures and checks;
Section 18-19: Signage and marking:
Section 20: Pregnant employees;
Section 21: Registers;
Section 22: Health care and veterinary care;
Section 24-27: Protective measures and biosafety level;
Sections 28-29: Notification and permits; and
Section 30: Liability.

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    Arbetsmiljöverkets Författningssamling
    No. 1