|Document ID (ISN)||70124|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||McLean W., et al.
||Risk associated with occupational glass injury in bar staff with special consideration of hepatitis B infection
||Apr. 1997, Vol.47, No.3, p.147-150. Illus. 11 ref.
||97-2056.pdf [in English]
||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.
||infectious hepatitis; hand injuries; hotel industry; glassware handling
||United Kingdom; violence; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Hotels and restaurants
Violence and terrorism
Bacterial and parasitic diseases