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Document ID (ISN)110630
CIS number 10-0249
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fritschi L., Shirangi A., Robertson I.D., Day L.M.
Title Trends in exposure of veterinarians to physical and chemical hazards and use of protection practices
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.81, No.3, p.371-378. 12 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine whether exposure to physical and chemical occupational hazards and use of protective practices has changed in recent veterinary graduates, and to describe trends in exposure to occupational hazards and use of protective practices over time. It involved a cohort of veterinarians who graduated from four Australian veterinary schools between 1960 and 2000 and were currently in clinical practice. A self-completed postal questionnaire was used to collect personal details, professional history since graduation, and details of occupational hazards and protective practices used. The prevalence of occupational hazards and use of protective practices was examined by decade of graduation adjusting for gender, type of practice and number of hours worked. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) exposure evaluation; veterinary services; chemical hazards; physical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; pesticides; anaesthetics; safety consciousness; questionnaire survey; cohort study; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; supply of personal protective equipment; radiological services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
Exposure evaluation
Agricultural chemicals