Ana de Lourdes Sá de Lira* and Hélio Alves Nascimento
Department of Clinical Dentistry, Area of Integrated Clinic, School of Dentisty, Universidade Estadual do Piauí– UESPI, Parnaíba, PI, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Ana de Lourdes Sá de Lira, Department of Clinical Dentistry, Area of Integrated Clinic, School of Dentisty, Universidade Estadual do Piauí-UESPI, Parnaíba, PI, Brazil.
Received: January 29, 2018; Published: March 12, 2018
Citation: Ana de Lourdes Sá de Lira and Hélio Alves Nascimento. “Evaluation of Ergonomic and Biosafety Standards in Clinical Dental Practice”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.4 (2018).
Aim: Evaluate the perception of dental surgeons and academics of dentistry about ergonomic and biosafety standards.
Methods: Initially in T1, the questionnaire was applied to professionals (G1) and academics (G2) involved in the research, in order to analyze their perception about the biosafety and ergonomics standards in their clinical practice. Educational folders and banners about the importance of these standards were gave and exposed in the participating institutions of the project. Six months later, in T2, the questionnaires were reapplied to investigate possible changes in the perception and habits of the study participants.
Results: When submitted to the test of Qua-square association there was a significant difference between G1 X G2, both in T1 and T2 about the ergonomics issues. There was no significant difference between the groups regarding biosafety issues in T1 or T2, not even between T1 and T2 for each group.
Conclusion: There was significant differences between G1 and G2 regarding knowledge about ergonomics standards. Ergonomic and biosafety standards are possible of being implemented by both groups. All were aware of the consequences of non-compliance of the norms. Both G1 and G2 know the risks that they are exposed, but sometimes some of them do not comply with ergonomic and biosafety standards.
Keywords: Human Engineering; Exposure to Biological Agents; Personal Protective Equipment
Copyright: © 2018 Ana de Lourdes Sá de Lira and Hélio Alves Nascimento. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.