International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
The knowledge on hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA) among nursing personal: A cross-sectional study
Mr. Lovelesh Singh
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) is to identifying and assessing the knowledge on hazard associated in workplace, and they are the leading cause of death and mortality. Occupational safety at the workplace improves the health and increases their productivity. In the medical profession, nursing personnel constitute the largest group of healthcare workers, and experience a higher rate of workplace hazards exposure than other health care workers. This study aims to assess the knowledge on hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA) among nursing personal. The research method was descriptive cross-sectional. The data was collected from both i.e. Nursing Institute and Bombay Hospital Indore. The data was collected from nursing personnel by using questionnaires. The result showed that scoring of knowledge section, 10% of the respondents had poor/no knowledge regarding various aspects of HIRA, 67.5% of respondents had fair knowledge while only (7.5%) had good knowledge and result of data mean score was 9.03, SD 2.88. The implication of the study is to improve the knowledge on hazard identification and risk assessment and reduce the exposure of workplace hazards through the in-service educational training on HIRA.