Occupational Risks of Health Professionals in Turkey as an Emerging Economy

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Background Health services are one of the work areas that contain important risks in terms of the occupational health and safety of the laborer. Professionals in various areas of health services encounter biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, and psychosocial risks, particularly in hospitals. Objectives This study has been performed to evaluate the impacts of the occupational risks on health of health professionals in Turkey. Findings In Turkey, as an emerging economy, the history of studies on health professionals is not longstanding. There have been various regulations intended for the occupational health and safety of health professionals in line with the Regulation of the Provision on Patient and Staff Safety prepared in 2012. However, applications can differ from region to region, institution to institution, and person to person. Conclusions We believe that this review will lead health professionals to be aware of occupational risks and contribute to planning health services for health professionals.




Ulutasdemir, N., Cirpan, M., Copur, E. O., & Tanir, F. (2015, July 1). Occupational Risks of Health Professionals in Turkey as an Emerging Economy. Annals of Global Health. Elsevier USA. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.019

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