WILLIAM B. PATTERSON, M.D.; DONALD E. CRAVEN, M.D.; DAVID A. SCHWARTZ, M.D.; EDWARD A. NARDELL, M.D.; JEAN KASMER, M.D.; JOHN NOBLE, M.D.
PATTERSON WB, CRAVEN DE, SCHWARTZ DA, NARDELL EA, KASMER J, NOBLE J. Occupational Hazards to Hospital Personnel. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:658-680. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-658
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):658-680.
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.
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