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Document ID (ISN)109729
CIS number 09-619
Year 2009
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2009-149
Title Healthcare and social assistance - Advancing priorities through research and partnerships
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, June 2009. 2p. Illus. 1 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Healthcare and social assistance workers are exposed to many hazards that can affect their health and well-being, including life threatening infections, such as SARS, HIV and hepatitis. They work with highly toxic cancer-treating drugs and various chemical agents. They perform physically demanding tasks, such as lifting patients. This information sheet describes some of the hazards faced by these workers and invites interested parties among industry and research institutions to participate in identified research needs for which government funding is available.
Descriptors (primary) USA; occupational diseases; risk factors; health care personnel; social workers
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; infectious diseases; physical workload; toxic substances; immunodeficiency syndrome; manual handling; safety guides; biological hazards; role of government; research; financing of programmes; data sheet; cooperation; chemical products
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases