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Arch Hyg Sci 2016, 5(4): 245-253 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of Safety Condition in One of the Teaching Hospitals in Kermanshah (2015): A Case Study
Masod Ghanbari Kakavand , Elham Rostami , Mohsen Poursadeghiyan , Milad Abbasi , Ali Omidianidost , Ali Avakh , Hamed Yarmohammadi
Student Research Committee, Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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Background & Aims of the Study: Many working conditions-related stress factors that can produce injuries and illnesses are important in hospital environments. So, the health and safety of nurses and patients from workplace-induced injuries and illnesses is important. In this study, we have assessed the safety condition of one of the teaching hospitals in Kermanshah (2015).

Materials and Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in one of the teaching hospital of Kermanshah University of medical sciences. For this aim a checklist was prepared based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's standards and Part 3 of the manual of National Building Regulations. These checklists comprised (The final checklist had 239 questions of 9 dimensions) various sections of safety including; fire safety, building safety, electrical safety, emergency exit routes safety, heating and cooling equipment safety, operating room and laundry room and salty home safety. Eventually, using SPSS 16 and descriptive statistics, data were analyzed.

Results: According to the results of this study, 66.6% of the units had poor safety and 33.4% of them were moderately safe. As well as, only ICU and CCU unit, heating and cooling equipment and operational room showed moderate compliance with safety requirements and other sections were poorly complied.

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that safety conditions of hospital were not at favorable level. These poor safety statues can jeopardize patients and hospital personnel. Thus some interventions such as improvement of working conditions, compliance with safety acts and implementation of health, safety and environmental management system would be necessary.

Keywords: safety, hospital, fire, Crisis, National Building, Regulations, Kermanshah, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occuptional Health
Received: 2016/03/26 | Accepted: 2016/05/4 | Published: 2016/09/25
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Ghanbari Kakavand M, Rostami E, poursadeghiyan M, Abbasi M, Omidianidost A, Avakh A et al . Assessment of Safety Condition in One of the Teaching Hospitals in Kermanshah (2015): A Case Study. Arch Hyg Sci. 2016; 5 (4) :245-253
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