Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.

Provide recommendations (500 words) is regards to dentists attitude towards Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also, the recommendations should cover the following aspects in order to improve the adherence to the OHS policies and to provide a clear vision for managers in order to provide a high quality of care in the field of dentistry.

  • 1. Pre-employment screening
  • 2. Periodic medical examination
  • 3. Vaccination
  • 4. Training
  • 5. Work-related conditions  Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.

I would like to inform you that these recommendations will be used for a study that have been performed by me. Check the attachment to know the positive and negative attitude of the dentists who were participated in this study.

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Table 1: Sociodemographic characteristics of dentists participated in the study (n=200)
Parameters Frequency (%)
Age in years :
23-29 49 24.5%
30-40 82 41.0%
>40 69 34.5%
Gender:
Male 91 45.5%
Female 109 54.5%
Job title: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
Dental Postgraduate Student 39 19.5%
General Practice Dentist 58 29.0%
Dental Registrar 35 17.5%
Consultant 68 34.0%
Experience:
1- 4 years 44 22.0%
5- 10 years 74 37.0%
11-20 years 43 21.5%
> 20 years 39 19.5%
Table 1 shows that more than one third of the sample (41.0%) was in age group 30-40
year. More than half (54.5%) of the participants in this study were females. 34.0% were
consultants. Regarding the sample’s experience the table presents that more than one
third of the sample had 5- 10 years of experience.
What are the attitude of dentists regarding aspects of OHS policies?
Table (2-1): Attitude of dentists regarding pre-employment screening at governmental
hospitals (n=200)
Parameters
Strongly
Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Mean SD
Rank
1. Pre-employment health screening is
important in dentistry. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
N 111 58 8 0 23 3.17 1.26 1
% 55.5 29.0 4.0 0 11.5
2.Applying a complete preemployment
screening would impact
positively the dentists' practice.
N 70 87 23 2 18 2.94 1.14 3
% 35.0 43.5 11.5 1.0 9.0
3.It is important to conduct a complete
occupational history for all newly
hired dental practitioners.
N 75 85 20 4 16 2.99 1.13 2
% 37.5 42.5 10.0 2.0 8.0
Weighted mean 3.42
Std. Deviation 0.53
Table 2-1 concerned with pre-employment screening aspect. It shows that weighted
mean=3.42 for this aspect. This is more than cut-off point = 3.39. Which means that
attitude regarding this aspect is positive attitude. Regarding parameters of this aspect,
the table shows that "Pre-employment health screening is important in dentistry." has
the highest rank between the parameters. While, "Applying a complete preemployment
screening would impact positively the dentists' practice." has the lowest
rank.
Table (2-2): Attitude of dentists regarding periodic medical examination at
governmental hospitals (n=200) Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
Parameters
Strongly
Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree Mean SD
Rank
4. I know all necessary
employee medical
examination in my
practice
N 27 82 55 20 16
2.42 1.09
3
% 13.5 41.0 27.5 10.0 8.0
5.It is important to
conduct a periodic
medical examination
occasionally.
N 55 93 27 11 14
2.82 1.11
2
% 27.5 46.5 13.5 5.5 7.0
6.Periodic medical
examination would
influence my practice
positively.
N 52 96 31 9 12
2.83 1.05
1
% 26.0 48.0 15.5 4.5 6.0
Weighted mean 2.98
Std. Deviation 0.62
Table 2-2 concerned with periodic medical examination aspect. It shows that
weighted mean=2.98 for this aspect. This is less than cut-off point= 3.39. Which
means that attitude regarding this aspect is negative attitude. Regarding parameters of
this aspect, the table shows that "Periodic medical examination would influence my
practice positively." has the highest rank between the parameters. While, "I know all
necessary employee medical examination in my practice" has the lowest rank. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
Table (2-3): Attitude of dentists regarding vaccination at governmental hospitals (n=200)
Parameters
Strongly
Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree Mean SD
Rank
7.I know all necessary vaccination and
immunization required for the
employee at work
N 49 87 25 22 17
2.64 1.20 3 % 24.5 43.5 12.5 11.
0 8.5
8.It is important to update my
immunization occasionally.
N 89 86 11 2 12 3.19 1.02 2 % 44.5 43.0 5.5 1.0 6.0
9.Full immunization coverage
influences my practice positively. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
N 93 82 10 2 13
% 3.20 1.05 1
% 46.5 41.0 5.0 1.0 6.5
Weighted mean 3.31
Std. Deviation 0.55
Table 2-3 concerned with vaccination aspect. It shows that weighted
mean=3.31 for this aspect. This is less than cut-off point= 3.39. Which means that
attitude regarding this aspect is negative attitude. Regarding parameters of this aspect,
the table shows that "Full immunization coverage influences my practice positively."
has the highest rank between the parameters. While, "I know all necessary vaccination
and immunization required for the employee at work" has the lowest rank. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
Table (2-4): Attitude of dentists regarding training at governmental hospitals (n=200)
Parameters
Strongly
Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree Mean SD
Rank
10. Service delivery is impacted
positively by training.
N 84 87 17 0 12
3.15 1.01 3 % 42.0 43.5 8.5 0 6.0
11. Training are helpful for staff to
manage and prevent occupational
injuries
N 110 73 4 0 13
3.33 1.02 2 % 55.0 36.5 2.0 0 6.5
12. The level of awareness of dentists
can be affected positively by
infection control training programs
N 118 60 6 4 12
3.34 1.06 1 % 6.0 2.0 3.0 30.0 59.0
Weighted mean 3.54
Std. Deviation 0.47

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Table 2-4 concerned with training aspect. It shows that weighted mean=3.54 for
this aspect. This is more than cut-off point = 3.39. Which means that attitude regarding
this aspect is positive attitude. Regarding parameters of this aspect, the table shows that
"The level of awareness of dentists can be affected positively by infection control
training programs" has the highest rank between the parameters. While, "Service
delivery is impacted positively by training." has the lowest rank. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
Table (2-5): Attitude of dentists regarding work-related conditions at governmental
hospitals (n=200)
Parameters
Strongly
Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree Mea
n
SD
Rank
13. Dentist practice plays a key role in
preventing work-related conditions,
such as back injuries.
N 76 82 21 7 14
2.99 1.12 2
% 38.0 41.0 10.5 3.5 7.0
14. Educating dentists is important to
minimize common work-related
conditions.
N 80 99 9 1 11 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
3.18 0.96 1
% 40.0 49.5 4.5 0.5 5.5
15. I know how to report an incident in
case of another dentists/employee
committing unsafe practice
N 34 75 40 42 9
% 2.41 1.13 3
17.0 37.
5
20.
0
21.
0 4.5
Weighted mean 3.10
Std. Deviation 0.59
Table 2-5 concerned with work-related conditions aspect. It shows that
weighted mean=3.10 for this aspect. This is less than cut-off point= 3.39. Which
means that attitude regarding this aspect is negative attitude. Regarding parameters of
this aspect, the table shows that "Educating dentists is important to minimize common
work-related conditions." has the highest rank between the parameters. While, "I
know how to report an incident in case of another dentists/employee committing
unsafe practice" has the lowest rank. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
Table (2-6): Attitude of dentists regarding OHS policies at governmental hospitals
(n=200)
Parameters
Strongly
Agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree Mea
n
SD
Rank
16. Enough policies have been created
to deal with occupational hazards in
my dental department.
N 22 79 63 25 11
2.3 1.0
2 4 % 11.0 39.
5
31.
5
12.
5 5.5
17. Preventing harmful occupational
hazards is a high priority in my
practice as a dentist. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
N 65 88 31 10 6
2.98 0.9
7 1 % 32.5 44.
0
15.
5 5.0 3.0
18. My dental department has put
necessary effort in managing
workplace violence.
N 26 76 61 27 10
2.40 1.0
3 3 % 13.0 38.
0
30.
5
13.
5 5.0
19. Employees are urged to speak out if
they have concerns about
occupational hazards.
N 33 82 63 14 8
2.59 0.9
7 2 % 16.5 41.
0
31.

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5 7.0 4.0
Weighted mean 2.81
Std. Deviation 0.63
Table 2-6 concerned with OHS policies in general. It shows that weighted
mean=2.81 for this aspect. This is less than cut-off point= 3.39. Which means that
attitude regarding this aspect is negative attitude. Regarding parameters of this aspect,
the table shows that "Preventing harmful occupational hazards is a high priority in my
practice as a dentist." has the highest rank between the parameters. While, "Enough
policies have been created to deal with occupational hazards in my dental department."
has the lowest rank.. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
1- Is there a relationship between dentists’ sociodemographic data and attitude
regarding OHS policies
Table (3-1): The relationship (Correlation) between dentists’ sociodemographic data and
attitude regarding OHS aspects (n=200)
OHS Aspects Job title P-value
pre-employment screening .215 .002*
Periodic medical examination .164 .021*
vaccination .071 .316
training .148 .036*
work-related conditions .165 .020*
OHS policies in general .169 .016*
*Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
Spearman's rho was used to assess correlation between parameters and job title.
Table (3-1) demonstrates that; the job title was significantly correlated with preemployment
screening, periodic medical examination, training, work-related
conditions and OHS policies in general, with correlation ranging between (r=.148* -
r=.215**). Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.
Table (3-2): The relationship (Correlation) between dentists’ sociodemographic data and
attitude regarding OHS aspects (n=200)
OHS Aspects Gender P-value
pre-employment screening .004 .951
Periodic medical examination .078 .273
vaccination -.001 .984
training .005 .947
work-related conditions .040 .575
OHS policies in general -.067 .348
*Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
Spearman's rho was used to assess correlation between parameters and gender.
Table (3-2) demonstrates that there was not statically significant correlation between
gender and attitude regarding OHS aspects.
Table (3-3): The relationship (Correlation) between dentists’ sociodemographic data and
attitude regarding OHS aspects (n=200)
OHS Aspects Age P-value
pre-employment screening .028 .693
Periodic medical examination .088 .213
vaccination -.004 .961
training .029 .682
work-related conditions .168 .017*
OHS policies in general .113 .110
*Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
Spearman's rho was used to assess correlation between parameters and age.
Table (3-3) demonstrates that; the age was significantly correlated with work-related
conditions (r=.168*
).
Table (3-4): The relationship (Correlation) between dentists’ sociodemographic data and
attitude regarding OHS aspects (n=200)
OHS Aspects Experience P-value
pre-employment screening .116 .101
Periodic medical examination .004 .954
vaccination .020 .782
training .104 .145
work-related conditions .114 .107
OHS policies in general -.034 .634
*Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
Spearman's rho was used to assess correlation between parameters and experience.
Table (3-4) demonstrates that there was not statically significant correlation between
experience with attitude regarding OHS aspects. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies Nursing Paper.