Mortuary and funeral services
Within the healthcare environment staff may be exposed to blood borne viruses in the course of their normal work. Precautions are always necessary for those handling cadavers and human remains
Useful guidance can be found at:
- Health and Safety Executive. (2005). Controlling the risks of infection at work from human remains: A guide for those involved in funeral services (including embalmers) and those involved in exhumation. Available for download at: Biosafety - Infections at work - Resources
- Health and Safety Executive - Health Services Advisory Committee (2003). Safe working and the prevention of infection in the mortuary and post-mortem room. ISBN 0717622932. From HSE Books.