|Document ID (ISN)||102318|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
|Convention or series no.
||Vaquero Abellán M., Gómez Caballero P., Garrido Martín M.T., Casal Román M.
||Occupational hygiene survey on biological hazards in mycobacterial laboratories: A multicentric study
||Encuesta higiénica sobre riesgo biológico en laboratorios de micobacterias: estudio multicéntrico [in Spanish]|
||2003, No.25, p.18-24; 41. Illus. 15 ref.
||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.
||occupational hygiene; laboratory work; biological hazards; bacteria; tuberculosis
||contagion; aerosols; air filtration; information of personnel; epidemiologic study; cross-sectional study; personal protective equipment; containment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases