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Occupational Health and Safety


***** are hazards in most occupations. The importance lies in recognizing the hazard and how we ought to react and take care to minimize the hazard. Preventive measures ought ***** be inculcated in ***** workers and there must ***** care and rules to regulate the work that has health hazards. This is of paramount importance. We are concerned in this paper over the hazards ***** radiation ***** other related work hazards. (Brune; Edl*****g, 1989, p. 167)

In hospitals the ***** ***** to workers come in many forms. Though we consider the effects of radiation and the use of thermal and other ions, ***** have to bear in mind ***** there ***** other pollution that occur in hospitals that also could be harmful. Though there is no radiation, noise for example and lighting is two areas that relates to the lighting levels ***** noise which affect health. Although ***** does not constitute a part of the radiation hazard, noise *****s are present in ***** with ***** noise above 85 deci*****l level. ********** occur at the central processing, electrical install*****ions and in the laundry ***** cleaning mechanism. (Stellman, 1998, p. 7) Boiler rooms, laundry and kitchens are ***** source of excessive noise. There can be permanent hearing loss on constant exposure to noise over 80 decibels. Hot liquids ***** hot surfaces ***** are hazardous. (Occupational Hazards for Hospital Workers, 1995) The hazards and the working environment and stress related to the work including shifts which interfere with ***** biological clock can have disastrous consequences on the health of the ***** and *****ir performance. ***** excessive workload dem***** combined ***** the stress and the hazards and risk at hospitals ***** ***** a physic*****l and psychological toll am*****g health workers.

*****. All lighting, non-ionising radiation and ionising radiation hazards that may be present in the workplace environment of a large general Hospital

***** occupational hazards at ***** hospital are a broad spectrum that encompasses all activities at the hospital, ***** care, patient care, food, laboratory, and so on. Broadly we can classify these hazards into psycho social, biological, physical chemical and ergonomic hazards. Infections by bacteria ***** virus, contamination and risk that are inherent in handl*****g body fluids of infected patients form the biological hazard. HIV, Hepatitis etc ***** be spread to health workers from patients. Some o*****r diseases that could be spread include Rubella, Pulmonary tuberculosis, Herpes simplex virus, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome --AIDS and many such communicable diseases. ***** workers in ********** ***** subject to ********** ***** chemicals like cleaning and sterilizing chemicals, disinfectants, detergents, solvents, anaesthetic chemicals, anti-cancer medicines, and reagents are around and cause illness. Added to those ergonomic disasters like slippery floors, sharp instruments, and explosive gases are ergonomic hazards. The ***** important and ***** *****ing hazards emanate from the electric inst*****ations, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. (Occupational Hazards for Hospital Workers, 1995)

*****, LASER therapy, nuclear therapy Magnetic resonance and more and ***** methods ***** diagnosis and treatment are creating hazards. (Brune; Edling, 1989, p.


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