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Volume 2, Issue 2 (Journal of Ergonomics 2014)                   Iran J Ergon 2014, 2(2): 49-56 | Back to browse issues page

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Jahangiri M, Jafari S, Miri F, Keshavarzi S. Slip Risk Assessment in Different Parts of a Hospital in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences . Iran J Ergon. 2014; 2 (2) :49-56
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Abstract Introduction: One of the relatively common accidents in work place environments is Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) that can cause back injuries, sprains & strains, bruises, contusions, fractures, tears and even death. Aim of this study was slip risk assessment in different sections of a hospital in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was done using Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Slip Assessment Tool (SAT). Prevalence of slip accidents were investigated using a questionnaire among 178 of hospital staffs. Data analysis was done using SPSS-20 software. Roughness coefficient was measured using Roughness Meter TQC-SP1560. Results: Slip risk level in 5 sections including outside stairs, surgery, ICU and emergency admission was significant. The maximum and minimum slip risk was related to stairs and physiotherapy section respectively. The prevalence of slips incidents were reported 47.2 percent by healthcare workers. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the surface contaminant as well as method and frequency of surface cleaning are the most important effective factors on slip risk in the studied hospital.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Other Cases
Received: 2014/05/28 | Accepted: 2014/09/15 | ePublished: 2014/09/24

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