Factors influencing nurses' perceptions of occupational safety


Samur M., SEREN İNTEPELER Ş.

ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, vol.72, no.1, pp.45-52, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19338244.2016.1156045
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-52
  • Keywords: Adults, occupational disease, workers, PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT SCALE, WORK ENVIRONMENTS, WORKPLACE VIOLENCE, JOB-SATISFACTION, CARE, BURNOUT, OUTCOMES, IMPACT, STAFF
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

To determine nurses' perceptions of occupational safety and their work environment and examine the sociodemographic traits and job characteristics that influence their occupational safety, we studied a sample of 278 nurses. According to the nurses, the quality of their work environment is average, and occupational safety is insufficient. In the subdimensions of the work environment scale, it was determined that the nurses think labor force and other resources are insufficient. In the occupational safety subdimensions occupational illnesses and complaints and administrative support and approaches, they considered occupational safety to be insufficient. Doctor-nurse-colleague relationships, exposure to violence, and work unit (eg, internal medicine, surgical, intensive care) are the main factors that affect occupational safety. This study determined that hospital administrations should develop and immediately implement plans to ameliorate communication and clinical precautions and to reduce exposure to violence.