|Document ID (ISN)||110344|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Walstisperger D., Camus I.
||Exposure to occupational hazards among health care personnel in 2003
||Les expositions aux risques professionnels des personnels soignants en 2003 [in French]|
||4nd Quarter 2009, No.120, p.453-458. 4 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TF%20184/$File/TF184.pdf [in French]
||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.
||France; women; risk factors; health care personnel
||ionizing radiation; carcinogens; work organization; psychology of work organization; violence; survey; needle-stick injuries; biological hazards; work time schedules
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services
Violence and terrorism