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1- Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , ebrahimihs3@mums.ac.ir
2- Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Background and Objective: Hospitals are one of the most important organizations in the healthcare system. Risk assessment is a tool to control risks, and risk management in hospitals is of great help in the reduction of the risk of hazards and hospital accidents. The present study aimed to evaluate the safety and health risk of hospitals using the HOSHRA (hospital occupational safety and health risk assessment) method.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 32 departments in a medical teaching hospital in Mashhad in 2022. The data were collected using the HOSHRA checklist and analyzed using the HOSHRA method formulas.
Results: The highest and lowest scores pertained to ergonomic hazards (102.8) and physical agents (67.28) in the hospital. Except for the score of the ergonomics area, the scores of the physical, chemical, psychological, and biological areas were at the medium risk level, and the ergonomics area was at an acceptable level.
Conclusion: The results of this study pointed out that ergonomic hazards are at an acceptable level, which requires continuous monitoring. On the other hand, chemical, ergonomic, psychological, physical, and biological risks are not acceptable at the risk level and need more revision in the future.

 
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Safety

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