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Minimum standards required for high-risk autopsies
shall only be carried out in institutions with appropriate environmental controls and impeccable work practices. In addition to standard measures, the facility should have:
- Ventilation of the autopsy suite that achieves at least 12 room air changes per hour. The autopsy suite should be a negative pressure area with respect to the surrounding environment.
- Ventilation that is vented directly to the exterior (at a suitable height, and clear of other buildings) or recirculated within the building only after adequate HEPA filtration.
- Ventilation should be directed away from the operators’ breathing zone, usually achieved by downdraught ventilation systems (ceiling entry, floor exit directional flow).
- Movement in and out of the high-risk autopsy area should be controlled and restricted to the bare minimum of personnel. Such movement shall occur via a decontamination area where clothing worn during the autopsy can be removed and isolated for disposal.
- Observers of high-risk autopsies should be confined to a viewing area which is physically separate and with a separate source of ventilation from the high-risk suite.
- Personal protection of an adequate standard must be used by all personnel present in the high-risk suite, irrespective of their duties.
- Clean-up and decontamination procedures must be adhered to.
- Monitoring of staff and of environmental control measures is essential.
As per reference: http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/information-guidance/all-guidance-items/