New occupational guidance on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is now
available. Published by the British Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 'BSE -
Occupational guidance' was prepared by the ACDP (Advisory Committee on
Dangerous Pathogens) with the co-operation of other government agencies
including the HSE, it describes good practice which, if followed, means that
workers will have a negligible risk of being exposed to BSE infection.
The document provides 'information about BSE to those whose job could expose
them to potentially BSE-infected material, and re-emphasises the importance of
using precautionary protective measures to control the risk from BSE infection.
People responsible for health and safety in their workplace where there is
contact with material that may be contaminated with the BSE agent will find
this guidance helpful in developing local codes of practice for the safe
conduct of work'.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive