2(30) 2012

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Shtan'ko V. L.1,2, Varyvonchyk D. V.1

WORK CONDITIONS IN ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS ESTABLISHMENTS OF UKRAINE AS A RISK FACTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS DEVELOPMENT (A NATIONAL STUDY - 2011)

1 SI «Institute for Occupational Health of NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv
2 Kyiv city central anti-tuberculous dispensary

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The results of studies show that in anti-tuberculosis establishments (ATE) of Ukraine unfavorable sanitary and hygienic conditions, nonobservance of hygienic standards on work conditions, insufficient respiratory protection of the personnel from М.tuberculosis (MBT), unsatisfactory sanitary and life conditions for workers, defects in training and attestation of workers for work with TB patients are main factors in risk development of TB in medical workers. There is a high degree of work-related biological hazard in ATE, caused by risk of TMB infection at workplace and development of occupational TB in medical workers.

Key words: tuberculosis, anti-tuberculosis establishments, work conditions, medical workers, occupational diseases

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