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Table 2 Responses on awareness of occupational health and safety in APH and PPH (n = 296)

From: Experiences of frontline nursing staff on workplace safety and occupational health hazards in two psychiatric hospitals in Ghana

Variables Statistic
Freq. %a
Awareness of OHH
 Yes 258 87
 No 35 12
 Missing datab 3 1
Predominant source of information on OHH
 Seminars/workshop 90 30
 Friends 13 4
 Media 35 12
 School lectures 74 25
 Co-workers 17 6
 Other 17 6
 Missing datab 50 17
Predominant occupational hazards experienced
 Biological Health Hazards 52 20
 Physical Health Hazards 137 53
 Psychosocial Health Hazards 44 17
 Missing datab 26 10
Episodes of exposure to occupational hazards
 One – four episodes a day 65 22
 Five episodes a day 14 5
 More than five episodes a day 36 12
 More than ten episodes a day 27 9
 Cannot remember 104 35
 Missing datab 50 17
  1. Source: Field Data (2010)
  2. Legend: APH Accra Psychiatric Hospital, PPH Pantang Psychiatric Hospital, OHH Occupational Health Hazard, n sample size
  3. aAll percentages have been rounded up to the nearest decimal point
  4. bNumber of respondents who did not answer those questions