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Document ID (ISN)58646
CIS number 92-1602
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 1988
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16548 A10, 7-1988
Author(s) Teyssier-Cotte C.
Title Occupational pathology of medical and paramedical occupations
Original title Pathologie professionnelle des professions médicales et paramédicales [in French]
Bibliographic information Intoxications - Pathologie du travail, 1988. 12p. 48 ref.
Abstract The hazards encountered by workers in the health professions are reviewed. These include: infectious hazards including viral infections (viral hepatitis and AIDS) and bacterial infections (principally tuberculosis); physical hazards (ionising radiation); toxic hazards (gaseous and volatile anaesthetics, antiseptics and disinfectants, sterilising agents, medicinal substances and cytostatic drugs); hazards inherent in particular occupational activities (occupational accidents, back disorders, disorders due to stressful postures and hand movements, hours of work, mental stress). For each of these hazards, preventive measures are put forward.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; occupational pathology; biological hazards; hospitals; health hazards; health services
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; data sheet; bacterial diseases; drugs; anaesthetics; cytostatic drugs; infectious diseases; virus diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; safety and health engineering; mental stress; plant health services; interplant medical services; encyclopaedia; acute toxicity
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases