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Document ID (ISN)70124
CIS number 97-2056
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McLean W., et al.
Title Risk associated with occupational glass injury in bar staff with special consideration of hepatitis B infection
Bibliographic information Apr. 1997, Vol.47, No.3, p.147-150. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access 97-2056.pdf [in English]
Abstract In a survey of 91 bar staff workers, 74% reported hand injuries from broken glassware at work and 55% reported occupational skin contact with body fluids. Tests for the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and core antibody (anti-HBc) showed that these workers were not at increased risk for this infection (anti-HBc prevalence 1.1%). However, this level of injury experience and exposure to body fluids represents a potential risk of infection. Hepatitis B immunization should be considered for these workers.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; hand injuries; hotel industry; glassware handling
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; violence; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Hotels and restaurants
Violence and terrorism
Bacterial and parasitic diseases