|Document ID (ISN)||107597|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Pérez Bermúdez B., Nieto Sánchez A.B.
||Biological exposure to blood-borne pathogens and temporary work
||Exposición biológica a patógenos hemáticos y temporalidad laboral [in Spanish]|
||June 2007, Vol.LIII, No.207, p.13-19. Illus. 11 ref.
||Incidents involving the risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens, particularly through needle-stick injuries, are common in the health care sector. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of these incidents among regular and temporary health care workers at a Spanish university hospital. All reported incidents occurring within a period of twelve months were analysed. Logistic regressions were performed using the dependant variables of age, sex, level of seniority, place where the incident occurred, injured body part, causal agent, work shift, way in which the incident was caused, and the month and day of the injury. The odds ratio of such incidents was found to be 1.96 among temporary workers. No other variables were found to have a significant effect.
||hazard evaluation; needle-stick injuries; temporary workers; biological hazards; risk factors; health care personnel
||Spain; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; hospitals
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services