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This code system ( is defined as part of HL7 v3.


Defining URL:
Version: 2018-08-12 2019-07-31
Name: v3.EntityRisk
Title: v3 Code System EntityRisk

Kinds of risks associated with the handling of the material..

OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.5.46 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Release Date: 2018-08-12 2019-07-31

Level Code Display Definition
1 AGG aggressive A danger that can be associated with certain living subjects, including humans.
1 BIO Biological The dangers associated with normal biological materials. I.e. potential risk of unknown infections. Routine biological materials from living subjects.
1 COR Corrosive Material is corrosive and may cause severe injury to skin, mucous membranes and eyes. Avoid any unprotected contact.
1 ESC Escape Risk The entity is at risk for escaping from containment or control.
1 IFL inflammable Material is highly inflammable and in certain mixtures (with air) may lead to explosions. Keep away from fire, sparks and excessive heat.
2   EXP explosive Material is an explosive mixture. Keep away from fire, sparks, and heat.
1 INF infectious Material known to be infectious with human pathogenic microorganisms. Those who handle this material must take precautions for their protection.
2   BHZ biohazard Material contains microorganisms that is an environmental hazard. Must be handled with special care.
1 INJ injury hazard Material is solid and sharp (e.g., cannulas). Dispose in hard container.
1 POI poison Material is poisonous to humans and/or animals. Special care must be taken to avoid incorporation, even of small amounts.
1 RAD radioactive Material is a source for ionizing radiation and must be handled with special care to avoid injury of those who handle it and to avoid environmental hazards.