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LIMA, Lílian Moura de; OLIVEIRA, Camila Cardoso de  and  RODRIGUES, Katiuscia Milano Rosales de. Occupational exposure to biological material at the Hospital Santa Casa de Pelotas - 2004 to 2008. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.1, pp.96-102. ISSN 1414-8145.

The research deals with occupational exposure to biological material that was used with health professionals at the Hospital Santa Casa de Misericordia de Pelotas, from January 2004 to June 2008. This is a cross-sectional, descriptive and quantitative. Used as a research tool questionnaire based on the report form of accident at work of that institution. Data were entered and analyzed using Epi-info 6.04. The main result was found a higher incidence of accidents with biological material among technical professionals in nursing females (38.6%), aged 21 to 30 years (53.9%). Most accidents happened through injuries with sharp objects (82.2%), and 24.1% in the surgery, and 84.5% involving blood. It is concluded that the study is extremely important because, based on the recognition of the type of most frequent accidents, one can know the risks and to intervene in its reduction through preventive actions that benefit the employee and the institution.

Keywords : Occupational Exposure; Occupational Risks; Exposure to Biological Agents.

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