Assessing the Safety Status of Kashan University of Medical Sciences Faculties by Audit Method in 2018

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Departments of Occupational Health and Health, Safety and Environment Management, Faculty of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan

2 Departments of Occupational Health and Health, Safety and Environment Management, Faculty of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan,

3 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

10.4103/iahs.iahs_127_20

Abstract

Aims: In any organization, there is a set of safety hazards that, if ignored, can lead to accidents. Universities can be considered a small example
of organizations with all kinds of risks. The aim of this study was to investigate the level of safety noncompliance of Kashan University of
Medical Sciences with the safety audit method. Materials and Methods: The present study is a descriptive cross‑sectional study in which
the safety status of faculties of Kashan University of Medical Sciences was assessed by audit. Audit checklists were prepared in accordance
with national safety standards and regulations as well as the expert opinion of safety experts, including electrical safety, fire safety, general
safety, safety requirements, beam safety, emergency response program, safety the pressure system, the safety of the elevators, and the general
specifications of the faculties. Results: Based on this study, it was observed that in the areas of public safety, the highest noncompliance was
reported in the areas of emergency, safety requirements, and pressure system with 88 cases (88.23%) and no noncompliance in the areas of
public safety and elevators 0 (0%). According to the year of construction, the highest noncompliance was reported in the areas of emergency
and safety requirements (100%) in 17 cases and the lowest noncompliance was in the field of public safety, which had no noncompliance
0 (0%). Conclusion: The safety situation of the classes of the studied faculties, especially in the subjects of safety requirements, emergency
response program, and safety system under pressure, was at an unfavorable level. The most important reason for this was the lack of clear
responsibilities and the lack of organizational structure in the field of safety issues, which in order to improve it, universities need to establish
a safety management system.

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