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Document ID (ISN)108865
CIS number 08-1466
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marziale M.H.P., da Silva E.J., Haas V.J., Robazzi M.L.C.C.
Title Accidents involving biological material in a hospital of the network on occupational accident prevention - REPAT
Original title Acidentes com material biológico em hospital da Rede de Prevenção de Acidentes do Trabalho - REPAT [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Jan.-June 2007, Vol.32, No.115, p.109-119. Illus. 22 ref.
Internet access [in Portuguese]
Abstract The objective of this cross-sectional study was to analyse occupational accidents involving exposure to biological materials that have occurred at a Brazilian university hospital, as well as preventive actions. Data were obtained from the Brazilian occupational accident prevention network (REPAT) for the years 2003 and 2004, and subjected to statistical analyses. Among the approximately 2000 workers employed at that time, 107 accidents were recorded. Most occurred in the morning, among women, and involved a perforating hand injury caused by needles and catheters. Preventive actions including training, visits to work places and individual orientation, need to be revised and expanded.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Brazil; risk factors; hospitals; biological hazards; needle-stick injuries
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; cross-sectional study; sex-linked differences; safety training in industry; computerized data bases; frequency rates; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Biological hazards