Biological agents in biogas plants

Type of item
Visual resources
Country
Germany
Year of publication
2011

German

Description

The video (13 min) is about the biological risks in biogas plants. Biogas is extracted from organic material containing many microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. Those working in biogas plants are exposed to microorganisms in many situations in a biogas plant. The video describes the risk of exposure to microorganisms and shows how workers can be protected from exposure to biological agents.  

Other data

Provider
Provider name (English)
Statutory accident insurance association for energy, textile, electricity and printing media — BG ETEM
Provider name (Original)
Berufsgenossenschaft Energie, Textil, Elektro und Medienerzeugnisse - BGETEM
Tasks covered
Other
Biological hazard
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state
Aerosols
Dusts
Liquids
Hazard - health effects
Allergens
Irritants
Infection
Exposure route
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description

Biological agents

Prevention measures
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Guidance
Training
Target group
Employers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Trainers
Workers
Workers representatives