Occupational Hygiene and Biological Hazards

Within the atmosphere there are numerous microorganisms. Whilst some are harmless, many can cause adverse health reactions if a human encounter’s them, these include bacteria, viruses, and toxins. This section considers examples of these we may find in our working environments.

Biological Hazards Content

Health hazards

Introduction to Biological Hazards

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Identification and analysis of risks posed by legionella bacteria in on-train non-potable water systems (T985)

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Managing the health risks from dealing with human or livestock body parts (T385 Report)

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Discharge of toilet waste from trains onto the track (T051 Report)

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