Objective: Although the levels of risks are different in each business line, the level of risks that may be encountered in workplaces with laboratories is slightly higher. In this study, it is aimed to plan what is necessary for the elimination of risks by making a risk assessment in the laboratories of Atatürk University Health Services Vocational School.
Methods: In our study, firstly, field observations were made in the laboratories, then the observed hazards and what could happen if they turned into risks were tried to be determined. There are many risk analysis methods available in the literature. L matrix method is preferred because of its practicality and ease of use in field applications. Ethics committee approval was obtained for the research.
Results: As a result of the analysis made using the L matrix method, 149 risks were determined, 90 of which were significant risks and 59 were medium-level risks. It has shown that it is necessary to pay attention to issues such as working with chemicals, hygiene, fire, use of hand tools, use of personal protective equipment, working with electricity, occupational health and safety training in the identified risks. Occupational health and safety trainings should be organized more and more frequently than the periods specified in the legislation. The content of these trainings should be arranged more intensively and close to practical life.
Conclusion: Planning should be done to ensure a positive safety culture in the workplace. While the plans are being prepared, all parties involved in the realization of production in the workplace should be represented as much as possible.
Keywords: : Hazard; risk; safety culture;occupational accidents; occupational diseases
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