|Document ID (ISN)||45230|
|Convention or series no.
||Employment and conditions of work in health and medical services
||Emploi et conditions de travail dans les services médicaux et de santé [in French]|
||International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1985. 142p. Bibl. Price: SF.20.00.
||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.
||conditions of work; hospitals; health services
||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
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Alcohol and drug abuse
Bacterial and parasitic diseases