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Health Talk - Health Care Worker Safety : 29 August 2015

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The culture of neglect of workplace health and safety impacts not only healthcare workers, but also contributes to a declining quality of health care that they are able to provide to the communities they serve. There appears to be inadequate proactive or preventive procedures in place for identifying hazards, evaluating risks, preventing workplace injury and illness, and maintaining a safe workplace in our health facilities. Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids is a serious concern and presents a major risk for the transmission of infections such as HIV and hepatitis - especially for HCWs in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that accounts for the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. Disturbing reports coming through suggest that Healthcare workers in South African hospitals are becoming more vulnerable and an easy target for physical and other forms of violence. So today we discuss Health Care Worker Safety. Be part of this show by calling us with your questions or views on: +27 (11) 714 6843 / 6847 / 6857 or Interact with us on our Facebook page: SABCHealthTalk and on Twitter@SABCHealthTalk. Our panel includes experts from the NDOH, NIOH and DENOSA. So sit back, relax and learn from the exciting show ahead. I am Dr Sello Motaung. This is Health Talk. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline