Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00004974
Title: Knowledge and awareness of health hazards among laboratory personnel
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The prevention of occupational hazards in laboratories requires a thorough knowledge of the risks and practical measures to be taken. Universal work precautions involve the use of protective barriers such as gloves, gowns, aprons, masks, or protective eyewear, which can reduce the risk of the health care worker’s skin or mucous membranes to potentially infective materials.Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of laboratory personnel was conducted using a pre-tested self-administered questionnaire which enquired about knowledge, attitude, and practices of 40 laboratory personnel toward universal work precautions. Results: The knowledge and awareness among laboratory personnel was poor and requires intervention. Conclusion: It can be concluded that laboratory personnel are inadequately aware of their occupational hazards and more programs should be conducted to help them understand and fully be aware of the same.

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    Hena Mariam Fathima, S. Gheena*

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    Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: S. Gheena, Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Hena Mariam Fathima, S. Gheena*

    Title:Knowledge and awareness of health hazards among laboratory personnel
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (November [ Special Issue 1])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (175-178)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Health hazards, HIV, Laboratory, Toxins
    Research Materials: Occupational hazards

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Health hazards HIV Laboratory Occupational hazards Toxins

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