The Corona crisis and our handling of it are increasingly bringing the World Day for Worksafety into focus. The topic of safety at work falls under the term biosafety in connection with COVID-19. This refers to activities involving biological agents. The first step is to evaluate the risk potential with a risk assessment:
What are the working conditions?
Which normative assessment criteria such as limit values apply?
Which subjective criteria (e.g. probability of occurrence, exposure and effects) are possible?
Biosafety divides biological agents into four risk groups – according to their effects on humans.
The biosafety level, i.e. the appropriate protective measure, depends on this. There is also a 4-level subdivision here.
Ultimately, protection in the workplace is ensured by the three areas of organisation, personnel and technology.