Survey of the Occupational Hazards in surgical technologies and anesthetics in teaching hospitals of Yazd in 2019-2020
Depending on the nature and work environment, occupational health professionals are exposed to various physical and mental hazards. Surgical technologies put them at risk due to prolonged standing and a large reduction in patients’ blood and fluids. The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of occupational injuries in these individuals and their level of awareness. This study is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in 2019-20 in three hospitals of the province. A total of 73 surgical technicians were selected through stratified sampling method from each field by simple random method and the data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire in five parts (physical injury, psychological injury, protection. Awareness of protection (understanding the safety of equipment) was collected after confirmation of validity and reliability. The data was analyzed using Chi license description and test statistics in SPSS software version 19. Results: The level of awareness of the level of protection is 96.3%, its observance is 99.1%, and understanding the safety of equipment is 91.7% of the budget. The rate of physical injuries to the participants was 98.2% and psychological injuries was 74.3%. The variables of gender, work experience, job, and place of work affect the style and type of occupational injuries, but no significant difference is observed (p <0.05). Despite the good knowledge of the staff about the job audience, their observance of safety principles is low and the frequency of injuries is high among them.