Occupational safety across jobs and shifts in emergency departments in Denmark

Occupational safety across jobs and shifts in emergency departments in Denmark Safety Science 103 (2018) 70–75 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Safety Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/safety Occupational safety across jobs and shifts in emergency departments in Denmark Marie Louise Kirkegaard , Pete Kines, Helena Breth Nielsen, Anne Helene Garde National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: This paper explores whether occupational safety and health (OSH) risk perceptions, behaviour and exposure Workplace safety climate differ among Emergency Department (ED) doctors, nurses and medical secretaries, and whether observed safe Workplace violence working conditions and behaviour in EDs vary across work shifts. Staff from four public hospital-based EDs Workplace threats completed a survey regarding safety climate, risk behavior, work pressure, exposure to and reporting of injuries, Work pressure violence and threats. Furthermore, safety observations of working conditions (e.g. order and tidiness) and be- Working hours havior (e.g. discarding hypodermic needles) were carried out during day, evening and night shifts. Rates of self- Shift work reported violence and threats in ED doctors and nurses were two to three times greater than rates seen for doctors and nurses at hospitals in general. However, ED respondents perceived a greater managerial focus on certain aspects of the safety climate. Work http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Safety Science Elsevier

Occupational safety across jobs and shifts in emergency departments in Denmark

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 The Authors
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0925-7535
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1879-1042
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10.1016/j.ssci.2017.11.014
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Safety Science 103 (2018) 70–75 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Safety Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/safety Occupational safety across jobs and shifts in emergency departments in Denmark Marie Louise Kirkegaard , Pete Kines, Helena Breth Nielsen, Anne Helene Garde National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: This paper explores whether occupational safety and health (OSH) risk perceptions, behaviour and exposure Workplace safety climate differ among Emergency Department (ED) doctors, nurses and medical secretaries, and whether observed safe Workplace violence working conditions and behaviour in EDs vary across work shifts. Staff from four public hospital-based EDs Workplace threats completed a survey regarding safety climate, risk behavior, work pressure, exposure to and reporting of injuries, Work pressure violence and threats. Furthermore, safety observations of working conditions (e.g. order and tidiness) and be- Working hours havior (e.g. discarding hypodermic needles) were carried out during day, evening and night shifts. Rates of self- Shift work reported violence and threats in ED doctors and nurses were two to three times greater than rates seen for doctors and nurses at hospitals in general. However, ED respondents perceived a greater managerial focus on certain aspects of the safety climate. Work

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Safety ScienceElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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