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Omari Shekaftik S, Mohammadi S, Zareipour M, Haghighi Asl A, Soltani Gerdefaramarzi R, Ahmadi Kanrash F. Design and validation of a tool to assess the safety principles of working with nanomaterials in nanotechnology laboratories. tkj. 2021; 13 (3) :38-47
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Design and validation of a tool to assess the safety principles of working with nanomaterials in nanotechnology laboratories
Omari Shekaftik S1, Mohammadi S2, ZareipourMA3, Haghighi Asl A4, Soltani Gerdefaramarzi R5 Ahmadi Kanrash F1*
 
1 Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Health System Research Unit, Health Center of Urmia, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
4 Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
5 Industrial Diseases Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Abstract
Introduction: The unique properties of nanomaterials, in addition to their applications in science and technology, can be a threat to human health and the environment. Exposure to these materials may occur in workplaces or research laboratories. It can be said that about half of people with occupational exposure to nanomaterials work in academic environments and laboratories. So, the present study was conducted to design and validate a tool to investigate the principles of working safely with nanomaterials in research laboratories.
Materials & Methods: The tool was designed using reports, instructions and articles related to " Methods of working safely with nanomaterials". The validity of the tool was assessed using Lawshe method by calculating CVI and CVR. The reliability of the instrument was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha coefficient and kappa coefficient.
Results: The tool was designed in 5 sections: "General Information", "Transportation and Storage of Nanomaterials", "Engineering Controls", "Administrative Controls" and "Personal Protection Equipment". After validation, 5 items did not get the necessary points to stay in the tool and were removed. The Cronbach's alpha value for each section of the tool was more than 0.80, indicating that the was "appropriate".
Conclusion: According to the results, it seems that the tool studied in this study is compatible for the designed purpose and is ready to be used as a questionnaire or checklist.
Keywords: Validation, Nanomaterials laboratories, Tool design, Nanomaterials
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Omari Shekaftik S, Mohammadi S, ZareipourMA, Haghighi Asl A, Soltani Gerdefaramarzi R, Ahmadi KanrashF. Design and validation of a tool to assess the safety principles of working with nanomaterials in nanotechnology laboratories. Occupational Medicine Quarterly Journal .2021:13(3): 38-47.
 

 

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Received: 05.06.2021                             Accepted: 04.10.2021
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety and occupational accidents
Received: 2021/06/5 | Accepted: 2021/12/11 | Published: 2021/12/11

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