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SOUZA, Raulene de Souza; CORTEZ, Elaine Antunes; DO CARMO, Thalita Gomes  and  SANTANA, Rosimere Ferreira. Occupational diseases of workers cleaning service in hospital environment: educational proposal to minimize exposure. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.42, pp.522-536. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objectives: To identify the occupational disease among hospital cleaning workers; describe the causal factors of occupational diseases in this group of workers; and offer educational activities to minimize exposure to occupational diseases in this group. Methods: This is a literature integrative review of the last five years held in databases Lilacs, BDEnf and Medline. Eight articles were selected and after reading and analyzing emerged three categories: (1) Occupational diseases, (2) causal factors of occupational diseases, (3) educational measures to minimize exposure. Results: Worker cleaning service in their work activities are exposed to all occupational risks. Occupational diseases identified these workers are diverse, but stands out: musculoskeletal disorders and dermatitis. The educational measures must focus on training/continuing education. Conclusion: We conclude that continuing education can be an alternative to minimize the various occupational hazards that these workers are exposed, since activities with a focus on training are not very effective.

Keywords : Occupational Diseases; Hospital cleaning service; working environment; Worker.

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