This paper identifies the hazard of a hollow needle device used extensively in the clothing industry and assesses the risk of transmission for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. A substantial risk of transmission is suggested and measures have been advised for its control.
Occupational Health Physicians are advised to be aware of hollow needles in other industrial processes and where risks of cross-infection exist, the same safety considerations should be applied as in clinical medicine and veterinary work to avoid needlestick injuries.
Needle sharing must be avoided.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident travail, Médecine travail, Industrie textile, Aiguille, Risque infectieux, Contamination biologique, Facteur risque, Evaluation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational accident, Occupational medicine, Textile industry, Needle, Infectious risk, Biological contamination, Risk factor, Evaluation, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0213088
Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 16/11/1999.