Table 3: Health care providers working environment condition in Awi zone, 2016.

Working environment risk factors Frequency (%)

Working institution
 Hospital83 (43)
 Health center110 (57)
Shift work
 Yes66 (34.2)
 No127 (65.8)
Information access to safety
 Yes185 (95.9)
 No8 (4.1)
Use of universal precaution
 Yes172 (89.1)
 No21 (10.9)
Did you recap needles?
 Yes49 (25.4)
 No144 (74.6)
Availability of safety box
 Yes189 (97.9)
 No4 (2.1)
Presence of needles and sharp materials outside safety box
 Yes30 (15.5)
 No163 (84.5)
Condition of safety box
 Overfilled164 (85)
 Torn out13 (6.7)
 Empty12 (6.2)
 Others4 (2.1)
Sharp waste final disposal
 Burn and burry35 (18.1)
 Incinerator150 (77.7)
 Open dumping8 (4.2)