An Evaluation of Safety Measures and Preventive Measures in Hospitals in Babylon City /Iraq

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Hussein A. Al-Jubouri, Alaa K. Jassim Al-Derawi, Wissam Abdul Amir Ali


Background: Hospital employees are exposed to a variety of workplace dangers that could jeopardize their health and safety physical, chemical, psychological, and biological factors. Like other high-risk workplaces, safety providers and healthcare facilities are ranked by a high level of risk factor exposure, which poses a significant risk to workers' health. Aim of study: Evaluating the reality and methods of prevention and safety available in government hospitals. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to assess health workers with regard to "the work environment (workplace), and tools used for prevention, commitment to using protective equipment and means in hospitals". Samples were collected using a simple random sampling method that included (315) samples from the period from September 30, 2020, until the end of January 2021. It included (5) government hospitals. Results: The level of response to the work environment (the workplace) response to the means and tools used for prevention reached a moderate rate (41.3%) (40.3%) respectively, while the level of response was weak to using the protective equipment and means in hospitals, with frequency rate (35.9%). Conclusion: The majority of safety and preventative tools are available, according to the current study, and the more workers commit to using them effectively. As a result, it was discovered that workers' lack of commitment to use preventive measures is largely due to their lack, as well as the lack of guidelines and regulations for prevention and safety in hospitals.Recommend: The need to provide a safe and risk-free work environment, prevention and safety tools, and attachment to the use of protective equipment and means available in hospitals (headcover, closed shoes, gloves, and frequent medical examination for "infectious diseases" transmitted through blood such as (hepatitis and AIDS) or respiratory droplets such as (COVID19, tuberculosis)) to prevent diseases transmitted from patients.

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Wissam Abdul Amir Ali, H. A. . A.-J. A. K. J. A.-D. . (2021). An Evaluation of Safety Measures and Preventive Measures in Hospitals in Babylon City /Iraq. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(7), 328–338. Retrieved from