Zagazig Journal of Occupational Health and Safety

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Job Hazards Analysis Among A Group Of Surgeons At Zagazig University Hospitals: A Risk Management Approach

GM Khalil, A-R Refat, R AM Hammam


Background: Innovative trail used qualitative job hazard analysis model as a part of hospital wide safety program. Methods: A cross section study was don upon a random sample of surgeons working at Zagazig University teaching hospitals evaluated to their job hazards using quantitative hazard assessment questionnaire and calculating job steps total hazards score by standardized risk assessment score followed by expert panel discussion and proposal to reduce hazards score by correction action plan. Total hazards score percentage of change was used to evaluate of corrective action plan. Results: Total hazards mean score was high concerning; needle sticks and stab
injuries 38.63±27.6, inhalation of anesthetic gases 38.6±21.19, exposure to scattered radiation 38.63± and highest score was for biological contamination 52.61±9.61. All these score should be decreased by applying corrective plan with expected change
of previous hazards total score by; 82%, 90%, 90% and 75% respectively. Conclusion: Job hazards analysis model was effective in assessment, evaluation and management of occupational hazards concerning surgeons and should considered as part of hospital wide quality and safety program.

Key Words: Job Hazard Analysis, Risk Management, occupational Health Safety.
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