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Environmental Health and Safety Status of Schools: Case Study in Paveh City of Kermanshah Province
Seyyed Alireza Mousavi, Majid Faraji, Heidar Mesgaraf, Zhila Abdollahi, Layegh Khaledi, Farideh Kamari, Hosna Janjani *
Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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Background & Aims of the Study: A most part of children time is spent in a school environment. Important part of the basic mission of schools is promoting the health and safety. So assessing the existing conditions is an important factor in promotion and this study conducted to investigate the environmental health and safety status of Paveh city schools in Kermanshah province.
Materials & Methods: This is a descriptive-cross sectional study and has performed in Paveh city of Kermanshah province. The study population consisted of primary, secondary and high schools of Paveh city. Data has been collated by referring to schools, direct observation and completion of environmental health and safety checklist. Schools conditions were determined according to the environmental health and safety checklist in desirable, semi-desirable and undesirable. The collected data were analyzed using Excel software, and data means and frequencies sign in tables and were drawn by charts.
Results: From the 28 schools have visited 35.6% of school building is old and 63.7% of school building is new built. In the study of all schools in 8% of schools environmental health status were undesirable and in 21% semi-desirable and in 71% were desirable, also safety status in 4% of all schools were undesirable  and in 21% semi-desirable and in 75% were desirable. Undesirable safety conditions related to adjacent to waste accumulation areas, brick buildings without footing beam, inappropriate distance of  first row bench from the boards, lack of green spaces

Conclusion: Given the importance of safety in schools, more attention should be paid to this issue. It is essential to compliance with the principles of health and safety in schools, also any consideration and action in this field can be effective in reducing the risk of many related health problems.

Keywords: Environmental health, safety, schools, Iran
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2017/03/6 | Accepted: 2017/09/25 | Published: 2017/09/30
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Mousavi S A, Faraji M, Mesgaraf H, Abdollahi Z, Khaledi L, Kamari F et al . Environmental Health and Safety Status of Schools: Case Study in Paveh City of Kermanshah Province . Arch Hyg Sci. 2017; 6 (4) :363-369
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