II Jornada PRL UOC. Nuevos riesgos en el sector hospitalario. Higiene Industrial y Medicina del Trabajo

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Mesa Rodona (I): Nuevos riesgos en el sector hospitalario. Higiene Industrial y Medicina del Trabajo
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Pilar García Lorda. Directora de los Estudios de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

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II Jornada PRL UOC. Nuevos riesgos en el sector hospitalario. Higiene Industrial y Medicina del Trabajo

  1. 1. Healthcare workers are exposed to a large number of concomitant risks such as:  Biological risks, such as infections caused by needlestick injuries and other communicable diseases;  Chemical risks, including from drugs used in the treatment of cancer and from disinfectants;  physical risks such as from ionizing radiation;  ergonomic risks, for example, during patient handling; and  psychological risks, including violence and shift work. The combination of these diverse risks makes healthcare a high-risk sector for workers. New developments and healthcare trends Ageing healthcare Workforce Growing use of technologies Overloaded healthcare systems Demographic and epidemiologic changes

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