NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers: Training and Awareness of Employer Safety Procedures

TitleNIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers: Training and Awareness of Employer Safety Procedures
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSteege, Andrea L., Boiano, James M., and Sweeney, Marie H.
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume57
Issue6
Pagination640 - 652
Date Published2014
Keywordscognitive testing, employer safe handling procedures, health and safety, healthcare worker, NIOSH, professional practice organization, self-report, training, web-based survey
Abstract

The Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers describes current practices used to minimize chemical exposures and barriers to using recommended personal protective equipment for the following: antineoplastic drugs, anesthetic gases, high level disinfectants, surgical smoke, aerosolized medications (pentamidine, ribavirin, and antibiotics), and chemical sterilants.