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Mehdi Jahangiri, Soghra Amini, Masoumeh Ghadim, Hamzeh Salehzade. Survey the level of awareness and safety performance of Among Staffs of Shiraz University of medical sciences about carbon monoxide poisoning. HSR 2014; 9 (14) :1868-75
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-574-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health and Nutrition, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran ( Corresponding Author) Emsil: jahangiri_m@sums.ac.ir
2- BS students of Occupational Health, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Background: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irritating gas which produces due to the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing materials in closed environments. The aim of this study was the survey of the level of awareness and safety performance of people about carbon monoxide poisoning. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 188 staffs of Shiraz University of medical sciences. The study was conducted using a structured questionnaire consist of questions regarding general information, awareness level and safety performance. The questionnaire was completed through self-statement. Data were analyzed using SPSS-13. The level of significance was considered 0.05. Findings: Most of the subjects had high level of risk awareness and medium level of safety performance. The results of this study were showed that age and sex of studied subjects had significant association with safety performance. Moreover, the association of past experience of mild carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms with level of awareness was significant (P=0.026). Conclusions: The result of this study showed that to improve the level of safety performance regarding carbon monoxide poisoning prevention, it is necessary to do more training and supervisory measures. Keyword: Carbon monoxide poisoning, Safety performance, Awareness
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2014/02/15 | Published: 2014/02/15

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