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Document ID (ISN)110344
CIS number 09-1284
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2009
Convention or series no. DMT 120TF184
Author(s) Walstisperger D., Camus I.
Title Exposure to occupational hazards among health care personnel in 2003
Original title Les expositions aux risques professionnels des personnels soignants en 2003 [in French]
Bibliographic information 4nd Quarter 2009, No.120, p.453-458. 4 ref.
Internet access$File/TF184.pdf [in French]
Abstract According to the findings of the SUMER survey of 2003, non-medical health care occupations (mainly nurses and assistant nurses), consisting mostly of women, are specifically characterized by the cumulative constraints of work schedules and organizational factors. They are exposed to the risks of verbal and physical violence, as well as to carcinogenic chemicals and radiation. Biological hazards resulting from contact with patients and accidental exposure to blood are also among the risks which are characteristic of these occupations.
Descriptors (primary) France; women; risk factors; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; carcinogens; work organization; psychology of work organization; violence; survey; needle-stick injuries; biological hazards; work time schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Violence and terrorism