Event Title

Health and safety at work

Session

Medical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Description

The International Labor Organization's Health Commission in 1950 has defined health at work as "the highest level of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all professions". Occupational health represents a dynamic balance between the worker and the working environment. Work in general and especially in the health care sector has a key role in worker health due to specific factors in the workplace that can lead to injuries, occupational disease related to work with long-term health consequences. The professional health objectives are to preserve and promote the physical, mental and social well-being of workers, applying ergonomic principles to adapt the workplace and the working environment to the needs of workers and to reduce job losses due to illnesses and injuries. Although the dangers in the workplace are divided into biological, chemical and physical, there is an important role in the work psychology for assessing the behavior of an individual at work, the performance of people at work, and employee satisfaction. For this purpose, five (5) work risk assessment steps are defined as risk assessment, prevention, recording of significant findings and reconsideration. Stress reaction depends on external circumstances, individual sensitivity and personality structure. The purpose of assessing the work ability of health care professionals is to maintain the health of workers, prevent disability, occupational diseases and work-related illnesses and injuries. Work shifting to healthcare workers is a major stress factor because based on data, the occurrence of cardiovascular disease is about 40% higher than those who do not work in shifts. For this purpose measures should be taken to reduce work overload and the time pressure to carry out the duties; Additional education of workers on health and safety at work which is important for preventing and relieving stress in order to preserve the health of employees as a key prerequisite for maintaining working ability. At an individual level, preventive measures should include proper health surveillance, with particular emphasis on workplace, working conditions, and change work and risk assessment.

Keywords:

health, medicine, safety

Session Chair

Besnik Elshani

Session Co-Chair

Petrit Biberaj

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

28-10-2017 3:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.303

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Health and safety at work

Durres, Albania

The International Labor Organization's Health Commission in 1950 has defined health at work as "the highest level of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all professions". Occupational health represents a dynamic balance between the worker and the working environment. Work in general and especially in the health care sector has a key role in worker health due to specific factors in the workplace that can lead to injuries, occupational disease related to work with long-term health consequences. The professional health objectives are to preserve and promote the physical, mental and social well-being of workers, applying ergonomic principles to adapt the workplace and the working environment to the needs of workers and to reduce job losses due to illnesses and injuries. Although the dangers in the workplace are divided into biological, chemical and physical, there is an important role in the work psychology for assessing the behavior of an individual at work, the performance of people at work, and employee satisfaction. For this purpose, five (5) work risk assessment steps are defined as risk assessment, prevention, recording of significant findings and reconsideration. Stress reaction depends on external circumstances, individual sensitivity and personality structure. The purpose of assessing the work ability of health care professionals is to maintain the health of workers, prevent disability, occupational diseases and work-related illnesses and injuries. Work shifting to healthcare workers is a major stress factor because based on data, the occurrence of cardiovascular disease is about 40% higher than those who do not work in shifts. For this purpose measures should be taken to reduce work overload and the time pressure to carry out the duties; Additional education of workers on health and safety at work which is important for preventing and relieving stress in order to preserve the health of employees as a key prerequisite for maintaining working ability. At an individual level, preventive measures should include proper health surveillance, with particular emphasis on workplace, working conditions, and change work and risk assessment.