Biological Agents

  • 2023

    Managing Exposure to Biological Agents in Laboratories

    The aim of this guidance is to promote good occupational health and safety within Irish laboratories that work with biological agents.

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  • 2020

    Biological Agents Code of Practice 2020

    This code of practice, in accordance with Regulation 3 (1) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 and 2020, applies to activities in a place of work where existing or potential – whether deliberate or incidental – exposure to a biological agent has occurred or may occur.

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  • 2014

    Composting Information Sheet

    Composting is a natural biological process of decomposing organic waste material. Under the right conditions, the micro-organisms naturally present in the organic waste multiply and metabolise the organic matter, turning it into compost.

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  • 2014

    Legionella Control in Water Cooling Towers

    This information sheet provides general information on the control of Legionella spp. bacteria in water cooling towers.

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  • 2009

    Health and Safety for Swine Workers

    Recent research suggests that swine confinement workers are potentially exposed to workplace contaminants at levels above recommended health limits. This information sheet provides useful information for anyone who works in such an environment.

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  • 2008

    Legionnaires Disease Information Sheet

    This information sheet provides a general overview of Legionnaires' disease and is aimed at employers and persons who have control of a place of work. It will also be of interest to designers, suppliers, manufacturers and installers of water based systems, plant and equipment.

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