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Table 3 The differences of role contiribution and percentage of health care work during the whole day of health officers by qualifications

From: Differences in the performance of health officers at the workplace according to their qualifications

The role contiribution of health managers Nurse Industrial hygienist Air environmental engineer Comparison*
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Occupational health and safety committee 4.95 2.79 6.24 2.51 5.86 2.56 B > A, C > A**
Safety and health actions on machinery and equipment 5.04 2.99 6.65 2.27 6.10 2.50 B > A, C > A
Advice and guidance on protectors 5.99 2.92 7.32 2.18 7.22 2.16 B > A, C > A
Management of chemical substances 6.31 2.86 7.53 1.93 7.60 1.85 B > A, C > A
Detecting harmful or dangerous factors 5.64 2.76 6.35 2.39 6.65 2.14 C > A
Preventing any danger or health impairment 6.45 2.68 7.24 2.16 6.92 2.02  
Appropriate measures for the workers’ health 6.49 2.86 6.09 2.84 6.21 2.48  
Investigating and preventing worker’s medical problem 6.55 2.82 5.68 2.59 5.56 2.77 A > C
Health education 7.22 2.47 7.29 2.17 7.18 2.12  
Treatment of minor injuries 7.46 3.00 4.35 2.96 4.10 3.05 A > B, A > C
Emergency treatment 7.68 2.77 5.43 3.18 4.57 2.97 A > B, A > C
Preventing injuries or diseases from worsening 7.55 2.79 5.27 3.14 4.45 3.07 A > B, A > C
Management of workers after a medical checkup 7.78 2.50 6.21 2.21 5.48 2.80 A > B, A > C
Management of ventilators and local air exhausters 4.78 2.89 6.29 2.42 6.24 2.46 B > A, C > A
Routine inspections of workplace 5.90 2.56 6.97 2.11 7.04 2.11 B > A, C > A
Investigating and preventing industiral accidents 5.16 2.79 6.59 2.32 6.76 2.31 B > A, C > A
Anaylsis of industrial accidents 5.05 2.90 6.53 2.45 6.35 2.34 B > A, C > A
Percentage of health care work during the whole day Nurse Industrial hygienist Air environmental engineer Comparison*
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
Manufacturing industry 74.39 27.75 53.04 30.20 23.89 21.82 A > B, B > C
Non-manufacturing industry 32.02 31.10 75.00 28.78 21.18 14.03 B > A, B > C
The workplaces with 300 employees or less 26.70 26.68 37.92 28.40 21.22 18.84  
The workplaces with more than 300 employees 77.41 26.11 70.05 26.33 38.00 27.41 A > C, B > C
  1. *The differences were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and corrected by multiple comparisons using bonferroni correction. P-value< 0.05
  2. **“B > A, C > A” means a statistically significant higher score or percentage of industrial hygienist(B) than Nurse(A) and a statistically significant higher score or percentage of air environmental engineer(C) than Nurse(A). However, there is a no significant difference between Industrial hygienist(B) and Air environmental engineer(C)
  3. SD, Standard deviation