|Document ID (ISN)||110819|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Smith D.R., Muto T., Sairenchi T., Ishikawa Y., Sayama S., Yoshida A., Townley-Jones M.
||Hospital safety climate, psychosocial risk factors and needlestick injuries in Japan
||Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.85-95. Illus. 78 ref.
||Hospital_safety_climate.pdf [in English]
||To investigate the interactions between safety climate, psychosocial issues and needlestick and sharps injuries (NSI), a cross-sectional study was undertaken among nurses at a university teaching hospital in Japan (89% response rate). NSI were correlated with various aspects of hospital safety climate including supporting one another at work, the protection of staff against blood-borne diseases being a high management priority, managers doing their part to protect staff from blood-borne diseases, having unsafe work practices corrected by supervisors, having the opportunity to use safety equipment to protect against blood-borne disease exposures, having an uncluttered work area, and having minimal conflict within their department. This study demonstrated the importance of hospital safety climate in Japanese health care practice, particularly its relationship with NSI.
||Japan; needle-stick injuries; psychology of work organization; hospitals; nursing personnel; risk factors
||safety consciousness; human relations; cross-sectional study; safe layout; role of management; role of supervisory staff; safe working methods; supply of personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Stress, psychosocial factors
Psychosocial factors and the role of management
Psychology of work organization
Safety culture and safety consciousness