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The effects of operational health and safety law no. 6331 In the health sector

Sülayman Yılmaz, Adem Sezen, Ceren Ergül.

Abstract
In accordance with the law no. 6331 about Occupational Health and Safety published in June 30th, 2012, a new era has started. With this law, Occupational Health and Safety got into the Health Sector. While the Private Sector got involved in this process since January 1st, 2013, public sector will be involved as well starting from July 1st, 2014. Health sector was having real trouble when accomodating with the Health Legislation and SSI Legislation. But now it is faced with an even worse legislation called OHS. With Ministry of Health’s Quality Standards, many standards such as facility safety, patient safety and employee safety were implemented. But these implementations were not financially obligated to the corporation. But with OHS Legislation there are worse and larger cash fines. The greatest problem that health sector is going through is the KNOW-HOW issue. Because the health instutions are in the “very dangerous” classment there is an other implementation difficulty.
One of the requirements that this law asks is the Risk Assessment. There is no standart for the risk assessment but with the Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment Legislation published in December 9th, 2012, many subjects were clarified. With this legislation, the people who will do the assessment were identified and new standarts were put about the documentation on risk assessment. Also, updating times were specified of the risk assessments to be able to keep up the updates for the risk assessments in the institutions.

Key words: Occupational Health and Safety, Risk Management, Quality


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