|Document ID (ISN)||108865|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Marziale M.H.P., da Silva E.J., Haas V.J., Robazzi M.L.C.C.
||Accidents involving biological material in a hospital of the network on occupational accident prevention - REPAT
||Acidentes com material biológico em hospital da Rede de Prevenção de Acidentes do Trabalho - REPAT [in Portuguese]|
||Jan.-June 2007, Vol.32, No.115, p.109-119. Illus. 22 ref.
||http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20115%20Acidente%20com%20material%20biologico.pdf [in Portuguese]
||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.
||occupational accidents; Brazil; risk factors; hospitals; biological hazards; needle-stick injuries
||analysis of accident causes; cross-sectional study; sex-linked differences; safety training in industry; computerized data bases; frequency rates; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services