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Document ID (ISN)112555
CIS number 12-0323
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. TD 182
Author(s) Hache P.
Title Infection hazards among fighters
Original title Sapeurs-pompiers et risque infectieux [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2011, No.128, p.637-646. 4 ref.
Internet access Sapeurs-pompiers_et_risque_infectieux_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract Short report of a one-day conference on biological hazards among firefighters, held in Aix-en-Provence, France, 8 June 2011. In France, 249,000 firefighters carry out more than four million interventions each year, of which it is estimated that 70% involve an infection hazard. Speakers included biological hazard experts, particularly on the chain of infection and vaccinations. Topics addressed also included accident analysis and feedback by safety and health professionals involved with firefighters and police officers.
Descriptors (primary) exposure evaluation; fire fighting; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) France; contagion; infectious diseases; tuberculosis; leptospirosis; infectious hepatitis; meningitis; vaccination; conference
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces