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Document ID (ISN)105293
CIS number 06-848
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Felknor S.A., Sequeira L.F., Weinger M., Burau K.D., De Mezerville L., Delclos G.
Title Worker safety training in public hospitals in Costa Rica
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.445-450. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract The development and implementation of a worker safety training programme for the public hospital system in Costa Rica is described. The programme was developed under a collaborative agreement between the Costa Rican Social Security System and the University of Texas School of Public Health. A national survey to assess safety in public hospitals revealed high rates of injury, under-reporting of injuries and a lack of worker safety training. A programme based on the results of the survey was implemented using a training-of-trainers model. It created opportunities for human resources development in occupational health in the hospital system, allowed for the sustainability of the training effort and reduced the dependency on external funding. Over 3,700 workers and 57 trainers were trained in the first three years of the programme.
Descriptors (primary) Costa Rica; hospitals; safety and health training; safety programmes; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) programme evaluation; training of OSH personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCosta Rica; USA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Health care services
Safety programmes