Abstract Occupational diseases and labour accidents in health care workers (Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova) were evaluated from 1990 to 2000; the information collected is compared with the same data of Regione Veneto and INAIL. 262 occupational diseases were found; nurses are more affected than other health care workers. In both reports (Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova and Osservatorio epidemiologico della Regione Veneto) half of the occupational diseases and injuries are represented by allergic disease. Low back pain is also equally represented in Azienda Ospedaliera and in Osservatorio epidemiologico results (5.3% and 6.6% respectively). Among the labour accidents reported to INAIL from 1994 to 2000, 25% of them were represented by falls and slips, 23% by car accidents, 17% were caused by tools, 17% by movement of goods and persons, 8% by contact with splinters, liquids, dusts, 5% by assaults and 5% by contact with blood or body fluid. The latter result is widely underestimated in the INAIL report, because these events usually produce a temporary inability of less than 3 days; in fact, they represent more than half of the labour accidents treated at the Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova. Medical surveillance (in exposure to aldehydes, anaesthetic gases, chemioterapic drugs) has shown many other occupational health problems that often need specific structural intervention (restructuration and restoration of workplaces in health care environments), and work organization changes.

Le patologie del personale ospedaliero

BARTOLUCCI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA;SCAPELLATO, MARIA LUISA;ZANETTI, CATERINA;POLATO, RAFFAELE;SAIA, ONOFRIO BRUNO
2002

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Abstract Occupational diseases and labour accidents in health care workers (Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova) were evaluated from 1990 to 2000; the information collected is compared with the same data of Regione Veneto and INAIL. 262 occupational diseases were found; nurses are more affected than other health care workers. In both reports (Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova and Osservatorio epidemiologico della Regione Veneto) half of the occupational diseases and injuries are represented by allergic disease. Low back pain is also equally represented in Azienda Ospedaliera and in Osservatorio epidemiologico results (5.3% and 6.6% respectively). Among the labour accidents reported to INAIL from 1994 to 2000, 25% of them were represented by falls and slips, 23% by car accidents, 17% were caused by tools, 17% by movement of goods and persons, 8% by contact with splinters, liquids, dusts, 5% by assaults and 5% by contact with blood or body fluid. The latter result is widely underestimated in the INAIL report, because these events usually produce a temporary inability of less than 3 days; in fact, they represent more than half of the labour accidents treated at the Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova. Medical surveillance (in exposure to aldehydes, anaesthetic gases, chemioterapic drugs) has shown many other occupational health problems that often need specific structural intervention (restructuration and restoration of workplaces in health care environments), and work organization changes.
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