Biological, Physical, Ergonomic, Chemical and Psychological Hazard Awareness among Health care and Non-Healthcare Workers

Authors

  • Aliya Hisam Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Syed Fawad Mashhadi Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Arsalan Saqib Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Saad Naveed Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Rehan Sadiq Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Touseef Imtiaz Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Arslan Ashraf Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72iSUPPL-4.9835

Keywords:

Biological, Chemical, Ergonomic, Healthcare, Non-Healthcare, Physical, Psychosocial

Abstract

Objective: To assess the level of awareness regarding various hazards among healthcare and non-healthcare workers.

Study Design: Analytical cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Conducted in Rawalpindi over a 6-month duration from Nov 2021 to Apr 2022.

Methodology: The estimated sample size was 228. Sampling technique was non-probability convenient sampling. Healthcare group included individuals from medical field. Non healthcare group included persons from other fields. Non willing persons were excluded. A preformed questionnaire with some changes was used. Data was collected through Google forms and analyzed in SPSS version 26.

Results: The sample included 162 males and 66 females. Mean age was 21.10±2.76. Out of the total, 75.9% fell into healthcare group while 24.1% landed into Non healthcare group. In Healthcare group highest awareness was about contact with contaminated specimens among Biological hazards (78.6%), Radiations among Physical hazards (76.9%), standing for prolonged periods among Ergonomic hazards (69.9%), corrosives among Chemical hazards (74.0%), and stress among Psychosocial hazards (86.7%). In Non healthcare group highest percentages were of injuries among Biological hazards (72.7%), poor
ventilation among Physical hazards (67.3%), standing for prolonged periods among Ergonomic hazards (70.9%) and stress among Psychosocial hazards (80%).

Conclusions: The study showed that for most of the hazards assessed the Healthcare workers are relatively more aware as compared to the Non healthcare group.

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Published

24-01-2023

How to Cite

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Hisam A, Mashhadi SF, Saqib A, Naveed MS, Sadiq MR, Imtiaz T, et al. Biological, Physical, Ergonomic, Chemical and Psychological Hazard Awareness among Health care and Non-Healthcare Workers. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];72(SUPPL-4):S908-13. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/9835