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Volume 19, Issue 3 (Oct 2011)


Occupational health in health care workers

Friedrich Hofmann
  • Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Friedrich Hofmann Bergische Universität Wuppertal Fachbereich D – Abteilung Sicherheitstechnik Lehrstuhl für Arbeitsphysiologie, Arbeitsmedizin und Infektionsschutz Gaußstraße 20 42119 Wuppertal
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Published Online: 2015-01-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phf.2011.06.014


Since the second half of the 20th century occupational health in health care workers is a well-established part of occupational medicine. Identification of environmental, biological, chemical, physical, and psychosocial hazards has lead to a number of preventive measures: Technical (e.g. use of safe instruments and double gloving as protection) and immunological (vaccinations) measures against biological hazards), and technical (lifting aides) and personal (back-schools) intervention to prevent musculoskeletal disorders are well-designed examples.

Keywords: occupational health; health care workers; infections; radiation; ICOH

Schlüsselwörter: Arbeitsmedizin; Beschäftigte im Gesundheitsdienst; Infektionen; ionisierende Strahlung; ICOH


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Citation Information: Public Health Forum, ISSN (Online) 1876-4851, ISSN (Print) 0944-5587, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phf.2011.06.014.

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