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A study on the Recognition of Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety of Handling Harmful Chemicals in Dental Hygienists

치과위생사의 물질안전보건자료 인식도와 유해화학물질 취급 시 안전 실태에 관한 연구

  • 김은경 (전남대학교 예방치학교실) ;
  • 정경이 (호남대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2018.01.30
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand the dental hygienist's perception of dental materials and to understand the safety status of harmful chemicals. The study was conducted from January to February 2015 for 250 dental hygienists working in Gwangju Metropolitan City. as a result, the degree of recognition of MSDS for dental materials was higher with age (P <0.05) and higher in dental hygienist (P <0.001) working at dental hospital. (P <0.001), and the factors affecting the perception of first aid treatment were positively correlated with experience of hazard education (P <0.001). Therefore, by understanding the MSDS awareness of dental materials by dental hygienists and the safety situation in the handling of hazardous chemical substances, we provide basic data for establishing proper recognition of safety in the handling of harmful chemical substances and developing educational programs to prevent accidents.

Keywords

Dental hygienist;Dental material;MSDS;Harmful chemical substance;Safety

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