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Document ID (ISN)110596
CIS number 10-0278
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Scarselli A., Vonesch N., Melis P., Massari S., Marinaccio A., Iavicoli S.
Title Biological risk at work in Italy: Results from the national register of occupational exposures
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.365-369. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; exposure evaluation; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) fungi; bacteria; viruses; hazard evaluation; survey; public OSH institutions; classification
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Exposure evaluation
Biological hazards