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biohazard

[′bī·ō‚haz·ərd]
(biology)
Any biological agent or condition that presents a hazard to life.
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(6) Performing their work in situations of biological hazard with the necessary level of protection directly affects the physiology of health workers, since it generates significant metabolic fatigue.
The nation's agriculture and food infrastructure is vulnerable to biological hazards that could result in significant economic and social disruptions (Breitmeyer, Whiteford, & Shere, 2004; Horn & Breeze, 2006; Spellman, 2008).
* Assess occupational hazards present in the hospitals, focusing primarily on biological hazards;
The predominance of respiratory complaints may probably represent exposure to certain chemical and biological hazards such as pesticides, pollen and dust.
"Not only can the BAS alert you to airborne biological threats on the spot, but within minutes it gives a definitive answer of whether it's anthrax or another biological hazard. Therefore action can be taken immediately without the need to wait for the results from the lab," Keinan said.
Biological hazard based product recalls, relating to pathogens, biotoxins, viruses and hygiene indicators are the second most frequent type of food hazard (36%), and chemical hazard based product recalls representing the smallest proportion of total recalls (9%).
Demron combines the metallic properties of gamma radiation reduction, trauma reduction and thermal conductivity with advanced nano polymer technology, and is uniquely capable of providing true anti-nuclear protection and heat stress reduction without compromising chemical or biological hazard protection.
To handle returned Mars samples for biological hazard assessment whilst maintaining the science contained within them it will be necessary to make use of remote manipulation systems to remove contaminating humans as much as possible from the process.
"Devised by the National Biosecurity Committee, the strategy is working to enhance the UAE's biosecurity through issuing and updating legislations and laws, building capabilities to detect biological hazards, and deal with incidents and biological threats that can adversely affect the UAE community as well as the country's political, economic and tourism sectors," he added.
The book extensively covers the identification, assessment, and management of biological hazards, as well as special environments as they relate to biohazardous substances.
While for the eighth count, the centre was charged with failing to take adequate steps to protect healthcare professionals and the clinic's environment against biological hazards, as required under Rule 49 (5) of the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services (Private Hospitals and Other Private Healthcare Facilities) Regulations 2006.
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