|Document ID (ISN)||105293|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Felknor S.A., Sequeira L.F., Weinger M., Burau K.D., De Mezerville L., Delclos G.
||Worker safety training in public hospitals in Costa Rica
||Oct.-Dec. 2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.445-450. Illus. 13 ref.
||06-0848.pdf [in English]
||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.
||Costa Rica; hospitals; safety and health training; safety programmes; health care personnel
||programme evaluation; training of OSH personnel
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Costa Rica; USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Health care services