Biological hazards

Nurs Stand. 1998 Oct;13(3):43-6; quiz 48-9. doi: 10.7748/ns1998.


This article outlines the biological hazards that nurses may face in their workplace. It hopes to inform nurses how they can reduce such hazards at work and contribute to a safer working environment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hazardous Substances / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Medical Waste Disposal / methods*
  • Nursing Staff*
  • Occupational Exposure / prevention & control*
  • Occupational Health*


  • Hazardous Substances
  • Medical Waste Disposal