alexa Clinical Health Personnel Perception and Feedback on Occupational Health and Safety Management Practices in the South West Region, Cameroon
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Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs
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Research Article

Clinical Health Personnel Perception and Feedback on Occupational Health and Safety Management Practices in the South West Region, Cameroon

Tinyami Erick Tandi1,2,3*, Yong Min Cho1 and Jae Wook Choi1,3*

1Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

2Ministry of Public Health Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon

3Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

*Corresponding Author:
Tandi TE
Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health
Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University
Seoul, Korea.126-1, Anam-dong 5 ga, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul 136-701, Korea
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Choi JW, MD, Ph.D
Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health
Graduate School of Public Health, Korea University
Seoul, Korea.126-1, Anam-dong 5 ga, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul 136-701, Korea
Fax: +82-2-927-7220
Tel: +82-2-920-6407
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: Jan 20, 2016; Accepted date: Jan 27, 2016; Published date: Feb 3, 2016

Citation: Tandi TE, Cho YM, Choi JW (2016) Clinical Health Personnel Perception and Feedback on Occupational Health and Safety Management Practices in the South West Region, Cameroon. Occup Med Health Aff 4:228. doi: 10.4172/2329-6879.1000228

Copyright: © 2016 Tandi TE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Background: This study aims at determining the perception and degree of satisfaction of health personnel involve in clinical practices with respect to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management practices, and assess the level of responses with selected OHS dimensions.

Methods: A cross sectional study was randomly performed using a validated self-administered questionnaire among health personnel involve with clinical hospital based practices.

Results: A total of 152 personnel took part in the study. Female (118, 77.6%) respondents were more represented in the study than men (34, 22.4%) with Mean (SD) age of 35.7 ± 8.64 years. Training and competence was perceived highest with (Mean SD, 4.14 ± 0.58) and safety goals perceived the least with (Mean SD, 2.31 ± 1.06). The study showed there was no significant effect for neither duration of service nor job position (<10 years of service Mean (SD) 2.62 ± 0.40, p>0.05 and the nurses with Mean (SD) 2.60 ± 0.41, p>0.05). Correlation analysis showed a significant correlation between OHS dimensions and safety satisfaction and feedback.

Conclusion: Generally, health personnel perceived OHS dimension very low. In this study it is evident that health facilities need to step up OHS practices as well as an inclusive and committed management and supervisory skills, based on the significant correlation between some OHS dimensions and safety satisfaction and feedback among the personnel.

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