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Document ID (ISN)108494
CIS number 08-961
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Constans Aubert A., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Pérez Nicolás J.
Title Use of personal protective equipment against biological hazards by health care personnel
Original title Utilización de los equipos de protección individual frente al riesgo biológico por el personal sanitario [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.LIV, No.210, p.35-45. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) personal protective equipment; plant safety and health organization; biological hazards; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; protective clothing; supply of personal protective equipment; questionnaire survey; Spain
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Health care services
Biological hazards