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Occupational Safety of Nurses Working at the Hospital

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Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu Hemşirelik Bölümü, Terzioğlu Kampüsü / Çanakkale

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Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu Hemşirelik Bölümü Terzioğlu Kampüsü / Çanakkale

Arch Health Sci Res 2018; 5: 59-64
DOI: 10.17681/hsp.320523
Read: 2371 Downloads: 803 Published: 15 December 2019

Aim: This research was performed to determine occupational safety state of nurses working at hospitals. Methods: Thisresearch included a total of 272 nurses employed by state and university hospitalslocated in the center of Çanakkale. This is a descriptive research and the data were acquired between october and december 2015. Demographic forms and occupational health scale were used as data acquisition tool for health care professionals employed at hospitals. Data were evaluated, in SPSS 21.0 software program using expressed as mumbers, percentages, and means.Results: 61.5% of nurses stated that they were unaware of communique on occupational safety. 61.5% of nurses indicated that they did not know whether there was an occupational safety specialist at their organization, 52.3% emphasized that there was a committee for employee safety at their organization. When we look the average scores of the total and sub-dimensions of occupational safety measures in hospitals; were spectively found between 2.16±0.98 and 3.96±1.48. Conclusıon: According to research findings, nurses expressed that organizations ensured overall medium level of occupational safety. It fell below the average in the occupational diseases and complaints subscale and the administrative support and approaches subscale.

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