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Title: Occupational hazards to hospital personnel

Abstract

Hospital personnel are subject to various occupational hazards. Awareness of these risks, compliance with basic preventive measures, and adequate resources for interventions are essential components of an occupational health program. Physical, chemical, and radiation hazards; important infectious risks; and psychosocial problems prevalent in hospital workers are reviewed. A rational approach to managing and preventing these problems is offered. 370 references.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Boston Univ. School of Medicine, MA
OSTI Identifier:
5517517
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Ann. Intern. Med.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 102:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; HEALTH HAZARDS; HEALTH SERVICES; HOSPITALS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; RISK ASSESSMENT; BUILDINGS; HAZARDS; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS; PERSONNEL; SAFETY; SOCIAL SERVICES; 570000* - Health & Safety

Citation Formats

Patterson, W.B., Craven, D.E., Schwartz, D.A., Nardell, E.A., Kasmer, J., and Noble, J. Occupational hazards to hospital personnel. United States: N. p., 1985. Web. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-658.
Patterson, W.B., Craven, D.E., Schwartz, D.A., Nardell, E.A., Kasmer, J., & Noble, J. Occupational hazards to hospital personnel. United States. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-658.
Patterson, W.B., Craven, D.E., Schwartz, D.A., Nardell, E.A., Kasmer, J., and Noble, J. Wed . "Occupational hazards to hospital personnel". United States. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-658.
@article{osti_5517517,
title = {Occupational hazards to hospital personnel},
author = {Patterson, W.B. and Craven, D.E. and Schwartz, D.A. and Nardell, E.A. and Kasmer, J. and Noble, J.},
abstractNote = {Hospital personnel are subject to various occupational hazards. Awareness of these risks, compliance with basic preventive measures, and adequate resources for interventions are essential components of an occupational health program. Physical, chemical, and radiation hazards; important infectious risks; and psychosocial problems prevalent in hospital workers are reviewed. A rational approach to managing and preventing these problems is offered. 370 references.},
doi = {10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-658},
journal = {Ann. Intern. Med.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 102:5,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {5}
}