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Document ID (ISN)35866
CIS number 81-1162
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lewy R.
Title Prevention strategies in hospital occupational medicine.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1981, Vol.23, No.2, p.109-111. 18 ref.
Abstract The forces discouraging the development of preventive services for hospital workers are reviewed, and the occupational hazards in the hospital environment discussed: accidents; infections; toxicological hazards; stress. A preventive programme for hospital workers must consider the population at risk and the occupational hazards to which it is exposed; identify specific risks and provide methods of monitoring them; keep accurate records; analyse data at periodic intervals to determine and revise policies. The basic elements of the programme are: the pre-placement examination; reporting and monitoring systems; health education.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; medical prevention; hospitals; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; occupational accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Occupational health services
Workplace health promotion