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Document ID (ISN)107597
CIS number 08-211
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pérez Bermúdez B., Nieto Sánchez A.B.
Title Biological exposure to blood-borne pathogens and temporary work
Original title Exposición biológica a patógenos hemáticos y temporalidad laboral [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2007, Vol.LIII, No.207, p.13-19. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; needle-stick injuries; temporary workers; biological hazards; risk factors; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; hospitals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Biological hazards
Risk evaluation
Precarious employment