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Document ID (ISN)45230
CIS number 86-255
ISBN(s) 92-2-105225-7
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Title Employment and conditions of work in health and medical services
Original title Emploi et conditions de travail dans les services médicaux et de santé [in French]
Bibliographic information International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1985. 142p. Bibl. Price: SF.20.00.
Abstract This worldwide survey of working conditions in the health services includes a chapter on the major occupational hazards affecting health care personnel. The following aspects are covered: statistical data for some countries; communicable diseases; tuberculosis; hepatitis; rubella; AIDS; cytomegalovirus infection; chemical hazards (anaesthetic and sterilising agents - particularly ethylene oxide, hexachlorophene and formaldehyde); cytotoxic agents; pharmaceutical drugs and preparations; mercury; allergic disorders (dermatitis and asthma); physical hazards (ionising radiation, noise, high temperatures and exposure to asbestos); ergonomics and manual handling; psychosocial hazards (stress, solitary work, drug abuse and shift work); accidents and injuries; problems of special groups (women, domiciliary health care); problems encountered in practice in the implementation of safety and health measures.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; hospitals; health services
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; hexachlorophene; occupational accidents; formaldehyde; health programmes; drug dependence; report; ILO; tuberculosis; mercury; noise; anaesthetics; asbestos; shift work; ethylene oxide; infectious diseases; work posture; allergic asthma; infectious hepatitis; dermatitis; work at high temperature; work in isolation; immunodeficiency syndrome; mental stress; women; pharmaceutical products
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Alcohol and drug abuse
Bacterial and parasitic diseases