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Document ID (ISN)67459
CIS number 96-1731
ISBN(s) 87-7534-506-4
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Branchebillede 19
Title Social work and health care area
Original title Social- og sundhedsområdet [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Arbejdstilsynet, At-Salg, Landskronagade 33, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, 1995. 99p. Price: DKK 100.00 + tax.
Abstract A systematic summary of publications and documentation regarding working environment factors and the state of workers' health in the Danish social work and health care sector. The sector is very big with 16% of the active working population. The sector includes: hospitals, home-help services, retirement homes, dental services, veterinary services, pharmacies etc. The main working environment problems are: strain injuries, skin diseases and psychological effects. At retirement homes, accidents are also an important problem. Other problems for all areas are accidents, indoor climate, risk of infection and reproduction risks caused by strain injuries. Retirement homes and hospitals are the most exposed in the sector to strain injuries. Hospitals are the most affected by skin diseases. Retirement homes are the most exposed regarding psychological effects. Nursing, nurse's assistance work and cleaning assistance are the most exposed occupations regarding strain injuries. Workers in several occupations such as nurses, cleaners, home care assistants, house keepers and dental technicians have skin problems. Psychological effects are common among nurses, doctors, teachers and home care assistants.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; occupational safety; Denmark; veterinary services; dental services; hospitals; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; infectious diseases; skin diseases; thermal effects; strain injuries; psychological effects; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases