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Document ID (ISN)105596
CIS number 06-1053
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-101 (Sp2006)
Title Violence - Occupational hazards in hospitals
Original title Violencia - Peligros ocupacionales en los hospitales [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, 2004. iii, 11p. 9 ref.
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Abstract Spanish translation of the document indexed under CIS 03-562. This booklet aims to increase worker and employer awareness of the risk factors for violence in hospitals and to provide strategies for reducing exposure to these factors. Topics covered: types of workplace violence; workers at risk; areas where violence may occur; effects of violence (injury, disability, psychological trauma, death); risk factors; prevention strategies for employers; dealing with the consequences of violence; safety tips for hospital workers; case reports of effective strategies.
Descriptors (primary) USA; hospitals; training material; violence; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) injuries; nursing personnel; safety guides; risk factors; fatalities; psychological effects
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Violence and terrorism
OSH training