Journal Article

[Occupational safety of cleaning personnel in Palestinian district hospitals]

2006
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Abstract
This study examined occupational safety among cleaning workers in Palestinian hospitals and its relation with the medical waste management in these hospitals. The level of occupational safety was below standard requirements, as protective equipment and clothes are not available for most workers. Over 40% of workers had been pricked with needles while handling medical waste. There was no clear policy for vaccination of workers against infectious diseases and no medical examination for workers before or during employment. Only 37.2% were trained in handling medical waste and 23.2% were working 15 hours per day or more; 55.8% had spent 1 year or less in their work.
Year
2006
Language
Arabic
Date Published
Sep
Volume
12
Pages
637-52
Accession Number
17333805
ISBN Number
1020-3397 (Print)1020-3397 (Linking)
Journal Name
East Mediterr Health J
Keywords
Medical Waste Disposal
Standards
Guideline Adherence
statistics & numerical data
Guidelines as Topic
Health Services Research
Hospitals
District
Organization & administration
Housekeeping
Hospital
Humans
Infection Control
Inservice Training
Middle East
epidemiology
Needlestick Injuries
prevention & control
Occupational Health Services
Occupational Health
Organizational Policy
Personnel
Education
Protective Devices
Safety Management
Vaccination
Workload