The Relevance of Social Work Professionals in the Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety among Healthcare Workers
Keywords:Occupational Health, Prevention, Risk, Safety, and Social work practice
Background: In the global era, occupational health and safety (OHS) is becoming a major concern. In
the domain of health, healthcare workers are at the risk of occupational exposure due to their working
pattern. Aim: To investigate the relevance of social work professionals in the promotion of OHS. Design:
Exploratory research design. Method: 34 medical social workers and counsellors of GMCH-32 and PGIMER,
Chandigarh were interviewed. The mean and percentage were used for the analysis. Findings:-About 76.5%
respondents considered physical, biological and social aspects of workers’ wellbeing in the context of OHS.
41.2% respondents were suffered from occupational exposure. 85.3% respondents recognized the role of
social work professionals in the promotion of OHS. Conclusion: The role of the professional social worker
can be proved significantly with the use of professional skills and techniques. There is a need of training and
awareness among professionals for the promotion of OHS.
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