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Document ID (ISN)76659
CIS number 01-882
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vonesch N., Tomao P., Signorini S., Palmi S., Papaleo B.
Title Vaccine prophylaxis for workers exposed to biological hazards
Original title La profilassi vaccinale: contributo per il controllo del rischio biologico nei lavoratori esposti [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May-June 2000, Vol.91, No.3, p.226-250. 79 ref.
Abstract Occupations with exposure to biological agents have become a matter of discussion, especially after the introduction in Italy of Law 626/94 (see CIS 96-1531), in conformity with the EU directive 90/679/EEC (see CIS 91-29). There are many important biological agents that can have infectious, allergic, toxic or carcinogenic effects on the working population. Large occupational groups are exposed to these biohazards, both in agriculture and industry. Vaccination is one of the most beneficial medical practices, which has led to the eradication of devastating diseases such as smallpox and the almost total elimination of poliomyelitis. Vaccination is also one of the most cost effective prevention measures applicable. This paper describes the possible vaccinations that employers should make available to employees exposed to biological risk, according to article 86 of Law 626/94.
Descriptors (primary) health care personnel; vaccination; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; European Communities; directive; prophylaxis; comment on law; Italy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Biological hazards