|Document ID (ISN)||108494|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Constans Aubert A., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Pérez Nicolás J.
||Use of personal protective equipment against biological hazards by health care personnel
||Utilización de los equipos de protección individual frente al riesgo biológico por el personal sanitario [in Spanish]|
||Mar. 2008, Vol.LIV, No.210, p.35-45. Illus. 19 ref.
||The aim of this questionnaire survey was to examine the degree of use of personal protective equipment against biological hazards in health care centres in Spain. The survey shows that: 87% of the centres have implemented an occupational safety and health policy; approximately 75% claim to apply a management system for personal protective equipment; a large majority supply gloves, eye protection and respirators, and have specified rules for their use; more than 90% of the centres train their personnel on the use of PPEs and inform them on the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of equipment. Other findings are discussed.
||personal protective equipment; plant safety and health organization; biological hazards; health care personnel
||protective gloves; protective clothing; supply of personal protective equipment; questionnaire survey; Spain
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services