Release 4 HL7 v3 Code System EntityRisk

Vocabulary Work Group Maturity Level: N/AExternal Use Context: Any

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


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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 ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Release Date: 2018-08-12

1AGG aggressive A danger that can be associated with certain living subjects, including humans.
1BIO Biological The dangers associated with normal biological materials. I.e. potential risk of unknown infections. Routine biological materials from living subjects.
1COR Corrosive Material is corrosive and may cause severe injury to skin, mucous membranes and eyes. Avoid any unprotected contact.
1ESC Escape Risk The entity is at risk for escaping from containment or control.
1IFL 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.
1INF 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.
1INJ injury hazard Material is solid and sharp (e.g., cannulas). Dispose in hard container.
1POI poison Material is poisonous to humans and/or animals. Special care must be taken to avoid incorporation, even of small amounts.
1RAD 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.