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Document ID (ISN)65492
CIS number 95-2275
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vaillancourt M.
Title Improving working conditions - Workplace AIDS policies
Original title Pour une amélioration des conditions de travail - Une politique-SIDA dans l'entreprise [in French]
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.56, No.5, p.359-368. Illus. 60 ref.
Abstract Main issues dealt with in this review of current knowledge on workplace AIDS and on the relevance of the implementation of an AIDS policy in companies: Should a company institute an AIDS policy? Do carriers of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) threaten the health of their colleagues, customers or that of their own? Disclosure of the serological status of workers has serious socio-economic consequences. Is it possible to prevent involuntary unemployment of HIV-infected workers or to workers having AIDS who otherwise accomplish their duties? What are the essential elements of a workplace AIDS policy? What are the ethical issues to be considered in developing an AIDS policy?
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; occupational medicine; immunodeficiency syndrome; occupational safety and health
Descriptors (secondary) labour-management relations; infectious diseases; virus diseases; pre-employment medical examinations; discriminatory practices; ethics; medico-legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Ethical issues
Occupational health services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases