|Document ID (ISN)||110596|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Scarselli A., Vonesch N., Melis P., Massari S., Marinaccio A., Iavicoli S.
||Biological risk at work in Italy: Results from the national register of occupational exposures
||May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.365-369. 18 ref.
||The aim of this study was to analyze the information on workers exposed to biological hazards based on information that employers are legally required to supply to the Italian National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention. Biological agents included in the system belong to risk groups 3 and 4 of the European Union classification. The survey included 90 firms and 2194 workers exposed to biological agents between 1994 and 2008. The most frequent biological agent reported was Salmonella typhi, while that which counted the most exposures was Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Other findings are discussed.
||Italy; exposure evaluation; biological hazards
||fungi; bacteria; viruses; hazard evaluation; survey; public OSH institutions; classification
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases