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Table 2 Knowledge of respondents on occupational hazards and safety practices

From: Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of occupational hazards and safety practices in Nigerian healthcare workers

Description of knowledge on occupational hazards High knowledge level Low knowledge level
n (%) n (%)
Awareness about occupational hazards in the health care facility 289 (99.7 %) 1 (0.3 %)
Knowledgeable on occupational hazards and their categories 258 (89 %) 32 (11 %)
Knowledgeable on occupational infections. 250 (86.2 %) 40 (13.8 %)
The most likely sources of occupational infections 250 (86.2 %) 40 (13.8 %)
Procedures where needle stick injuries are most likely to occur 266 (91.7 %) 24 (8.3 %)
Procedures that violate the standard precautions 202 (69.7 %) 88 (30.3 %)
Occupational cross infection after clinical procedures could be prevented by effective hand washing 290 (100 %) 0.0 (0.0 %)
Knowledgeable on physical hazards 238 (82.1 %) 52 (17.9 %)
Knowledgeable on chemical hazards 237 (81.7 %) 53 (18.3 %)
Knowledgeable on biological hazards 210 (72.4 %) 80 (27.6 %)
Knowledgeable on ergonomic hazards 98 (33.8 %) 192 (66.2 %)
Knowledgeable on mechanical hazards 185 (63.8 %) 105 (36.2 %)