Knowledge and Perceptions of safety risks in conventional x-ray film processing in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West Province, South Africa

Published: 6 January 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/jgrj2hdsrp.1
Khomotso mOTIANG


Data Set The ‘perceptions of safety at the workplace’ was measured using a 5-point Likert Scale (strongly disagree to strongly agree, where category 1 = highly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = do not know, 4 = agree and 5 = strongly agree). The number of categories was consolidated from five (5) to three (3), where category 1 represents strongly disagree, disagree and do not know, which denotes poor perceptions; category 2 represents agree which denotes average perceptions; and lastly, category 3 represents strongly agree and denotes high perceptions of safety at the workplace. The effectiveness of OHS training was assessed using the following variables: • knowledge of the constituents of processing chemicals • perceptions about the danger of processing chemicals, i.e. whether the chemicals are hazardous or toxic • perceptions of the importance of protection from exposure to processing chemicals • knowledge of Darkroom Diseases • perceptions of susceptibility to Darkroom Disease • perceptions of the threat of Darkroom Disease to one’s health


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Self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was captured in Microsoft Excel 2016 spreadsheet, cleaned, coded and exported into STATA 13 software for descriptive analysis


Chemical Safety, Occupational Health, Health Promotion in Occupational Health, Occupational Safety, Occupational Hazard, Safety in Healthcare, Occupational Health in Care Setting, Training