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Document ID (ISN)110819
CIS number 10-0411
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith D.R., Muto T., Sairenchi T., Ishikawa Y., Sayama S., Yoshida A., Townley-Jones M.
Title Hospital safety climate, psychosocial risk factors and needlestick injuries in Japan
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.85-95. Illus. 78 ref.
Internet access Hospital_safety_climate.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; needle-stick injuries; psychology of work organization; hospitals; nursing personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; human relations; cross-sectional study; safe layout; role of management; role of supervisory staff; safe working methods; supply of personal protective equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Psychosocial factors and the role of management
Psychology of work organization
Safety devices
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Risk evaluation
Safety programmes