Kenyan Student Impresses at Istanbul Health and Safety Conference

By Isaac Mwangi | Monday May 7, 2018

A Kenyan student on Monday made a good impression in his presentation at the 9th International Congress on Occupational Health and Safety in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Chebsy Andronick Kambol, a student at the Moi University School of Medicine presented a paper titled “The experience of Medical Doctors and Clinical officers on Work Related Hazards at Longisa Referral Hospital”. According to the paper doctors and clinical officers at the Longisa Referral Hospital were exposed to various work related hazards that include; psychological hazards (stress and depression), ergonomic hazards resulting in acute back pains, physical hazards that include needle pricks and blood splash as well as infectious biological hazards (HIV and Hepatitis B/C).

Chebsy notes that although the hospital has adequate clean and sterile protective gloves, patient drapes, nose masks and goggles were insufficient.

Ehi Iden, co-founder and trustee at Osh Africa who is attending the congress was particularly impressed by Chebsy's presentation. According to Ehi, Chesby was calm and composed throughout the presentation and ably delivered his content to the audience. “We should start looking out for younger talents in the area of OSH and encourage them” Ehi said.

The International Congress on Occupational Health and Safety, which is being held for the ninth time this year runs between 6-9 May 2018 with the participation of leading academicians, experts, national and international organizations, universities, chambers and non-governmental organizations. The congress will evaluate Occupational health and safety issues under 31 main headings under the main theme "Coordination and Cooperation on Occupational Health and Safety". The Occupational Health and Safety Fair, which will is running concurrently with the Congress providing visitors with the opportunity to meet innovations in occupational health and safety.

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