Facilitator report

Bloodborne pathogens exposure among health care workers

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Abstract

Several psychosocial and organizational factors have been identified as important correlates of compliance with safe work practices among health care workers. In particular, compliance with 'universal precautions'-a set of work practices which were designed to minimize exposure to bloodborne pathogens- has been found to be associated with several potentially modifiable factors. The development of interventional strategies designed specifically to target these factors (e.g., HIV/AIDS attitudes, safety climate) are important objectives in the overall risk management approach to occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1996

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Keywords

  • bloodborne pathogens
  • health care workers
  • intervention research
  • occupational health
  • universal precautions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Facilitator report : Bloodborne pathogens exposure among health care workers. / Gershon, Robyn.

In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.04.1996, p. 418-420.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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