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We conducted a cross-sectional study utilizing quantitative data collection methods among 200 respondents who worked in 8 major health facilities in Kampala. 2020 Jul 9;15(7):e0235470. Che Huei L, Ya-Wen L, Chiu Ming Y, Li Chen H, Jong Yi W, Ming Hung L. SAGE Open Med. Associated factors include not wearing all necessary protective equipment, working overtime, experiencing work related pressures, and working in multiple facilities. Predictors for experiencing hazards included not wearing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), working overtime, job related pressures, and working in multiple health facilities. -, Moore R. M., Jr., Kaczmarek R. G. Occupational hazards to health care workers: diverse, ill-defined, and not fully appreciated. [14] Nsubuga FM, Jaakkola MS. Needle stick injuries among nurses in sub‐Saharan Africa. �26S073QI�r � J Environ Public Health 2015;2015:913741. 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DAVID . �*T0T0 Bi������f����� � The Occurrence of Workplace Hazards among Selected Workers in the Informal Sector Kampala Uganda �*T0T0 Bi������f����� � There are several laws provide for the safety and health of employees and these include: The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, especially Article 40 (1) The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006; Workers’ Compensation Act, Cap 225, 2000; Employment Act, 2006 *zN�v�+���z�1��:h'��)�{�2e��c�J���Y��lW���[j&��)� ��W~��Bv�ۭ"^����~���K�걔���%�w��HݾP+�����Af_����t��f]� 2017 Jan;65(1):9-20. doi: 10.1177/2165079916662660. 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Does the law in Uganda provide for the health and safety of employees? endstream Occupational health hazards among healthcare workers in Kampala, Uganda. endobj Open Access Maced J Med Sci. endobj Details: Occupational health and safety hazards experienced by health workers in major hospitals in Kampala, Uganda. Epub 2017 Oct 23. This often exposes health care workers in developing Occupational diseases. Objective: Occupational health and safety hazards faced by healthcare professionals in Taiwan: A systematic review of risk factors and control strategies. �26S073QI�r � F��y�/�#. endobj 1 0 obj Health care workers are exposed to different kinds of occupational hazards due to their day to day activities. 7 0 obj Occupational Health Hazards among Healthcare Workers in Kampala, Uganda Table 6 Control measures to minimize exposure to occupational health and safety hazards among health workers in Kampala, Uganda. 2012;19(3):523–527. We conducted a cross-sectional study utilizing quantitative data collection methods among 200 respondents who worked in 8 major health facilities in Kampala. Among those that experienced nonbiological hazards (Table 2), the majority experienced stress (21.5%), physical, psychological, sexual, and/or verbal abuse (10.5%), and musculoskeletal injuries (10.5%). In 2008, the Ministry of Health Uganda initiated efforts to implement TBIC by training of health care workers (HCWs). Elbejjani M, Abed Al Ahad M, Simon M, Ausserhofer D, Dumit N, Abu-Saad Huijer H, Dhaini SR. BMC Nurs. Occupational Diseases and Environmental Medicine Vol.07 No.04(2019), Article ID:96154,12 pages 10.4236/odem.2019.74013. Safety Consultants in Uganda. 18 0 obj -, Triolo P. K. 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