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Document ID (ISN)102318
CIS number 03-1430
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vaquero Abellán M., Gómez Caballero P., Garrido Martín M.T., Casal Román M.
Title Occupational hygiene survey on biological hazards in mycobacterial laboratories: A multicentric study
Original title Encuesta higiénica sobre riesgo biológico en laboratorios de micobacterias: estudio multicéntrico [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2003, No.25, p.18-24; 41. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract This article presents the results of a cross-sectional epidemiological study involving 26 hospitals in 10 autonomous regions. The aim of the survey was to determine whether laboratories where biological samples containing mycobacteria were handled complied with occupational safety and hygiene regulations, and if workers were sufficiently protected against risks from exposure to biological agents. Factors evaluated in the study included categories of workers, type of work, training in biological hazards and preventive measures. Findings show that laboratories do not fully comply with existing regulations and that the recommended preventive measures are not always followed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; laboratory work; biological hazards; bacteria; tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) contagion; aerosols; air filtration; information of personnel; epidemiologic study; cross-sectional study; personal protective equipment; containment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases