IJCRR - Vol 07 Issue 05, March, 2015
STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE REGARDING THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Author: Meenakshi Khapre, Smrutiranjan Naik, Abhay Mudey
Introduction: The vision of Occupational health and safety (OHS) is to create better, healthier and more competitive workplaces for sustainable development of health institutions. .Hospitals provides wide range of services due to which health workers are exposed to list of potential hazards. As there are millions of health workforces it is necessary to protect this vulnerable group and promote their health. This study was done to know the awareness and attitude towards the safety programme.
Method: Study population includes 3 professions i.e. 10 % of total doctors, nurses and attendants. Data was collected by structured questionnaire and descriptive analysis was done.
Result: Doctors were aware that occupational safety as employees, employers and third party welfare while nurses and attendants define it as just employees and employers welfare. 68.5% of attendants, 83.3% of doctors and 94.4% of nurses have favourable attitude towards protective devices. Very few nurses and attendants were aware of infection control committee in the hospital. Less than one third of doctors, 25.9% of nurses and 18.5% of attendants have suffered with injury in the hospital of which 91% have reported it. They believe that mostly the accidents were due to lack of safety equipments or lack of training.
Conclusion: Awareness regarding occupational health and safety was poor among the hospital staff.
Keywords: Occupational safety, Health, Doctors, Nurses, Attendants
Meenakshi Khapre, Smrutiranjan Naik, Abhay Mudey. STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE REGARDING THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL International Journal of Current Research and Review. Vol 07 Issue 05, March, 30-33
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