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Healthcare and social assistance advancing priorities through research and partnerships.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2009 Jun; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20035507
Abstract
Most people think of the Healthcare and Social Assistance (HCSA) industry as providing clean, sterile and safe places to work. In reality, HCSA workers are exposed to many hazards that can affect their health and well-being. Their work exposes them to life threatening infections, such as SARS, HIV and hepatitis. They work with highly toxic cancer treating drugs and various chemical agents. They perform physically demanding tasks, such as lifting patients. In fact, this sector of the economy is highly hazardous and puts workers at a surprising risk for illness and injury.
Keywords
Airborne-particles; Health-care-personnel; Drugs; Ergonomics; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Infectious-diseases; Medical-facilities; Medical-personnel; Medical-rescue-services; Medical-research; Medical-services; Medicinal-chemicals; Microorganisms; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Statistical-analysis; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-environment; Worker-health; Work-operations; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Surveillance-programs
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NORA, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998
Publication Date
20090601
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
PB2009-112052
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2009-149
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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