Introduction: Occupational health professionals (OHP) have played an important role in surveillance, prevention and control against COVID-19 at the workplace. Objective:To determine the risk factors associated with exposure to SARS-CoV-2 during the first and second waves of the Pandemic in Peru. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study and secondary data analysis were made. OHP were virtually asked about exposed to COVID-19 at work and its social, educational and labor factors. Results: Of the 2,863 answers, we found in the multivariate analysis: there was more frequency of exposure to COVID-19 in the mining (p value=0.046); nutrition sector (p value=0.009); in the public sector (p value <0.001), manufacturing (p value<0.001); if the professional performs care work (p value<0.001); if they perform occupational medical evaluations (p value=0.001), who are nursing technicians (p value=0.016) and who are medical technologists (p value<0.001); On the other hand, there were less exposure when they were older (p value=0.006) and among those who had a specialty in occupational health (p value=0.025). Discussion: Important factors were associated with occupational exposure of OHP professionals, which can serve to prioritize professionals who should take care of themselves and to include into complete vaccination schedule.
|Translated title of the contribution||RISK FACTORS FOR EXPOSURE TO SARS-COV-2 DURING THE PANDEMIC IN PERU IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Revista de la Asociacion Espanola de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo|
|State||Indexed - Dec 2022|
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