Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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Occupational Health Hazards among Sugarcane Factory Employees



Address:   Mr. Rahul Bisht1*, Ms Rekha kumari2
1Nursing Tutor (Medical Surgical Nursing), SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
2Assistant Professor (Obstertric and Gynecology Nursing), Sharda University, Greater Noida, U.P
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00073.8

ABSTRACT:
Introduction: Workers in developing countries like India face as many work related health problems. Occupational health problems in the sugar cane industry, which exist in more than 40 countries in the world. Sugar cane workers have a high level of occupational accidents and they are exposed to high toxicity of pesticides. They may also have an increased risk of lung cancer, possibly bagassosis. This may be related to the practice of burning foliage at the time of cane cutting. Methodology: Quantitative approach was used and research design was descriptive survey research design. Sample were factory employees of sugarcane factory, sample size was 100 and sample technique was convenient sampling, setting for the study was sugarcane factory of Doiwala, Dehradun, and tool used were checklist related to occupational health hazards. Results: Majority (36%) of the subjects were between 47 to 56 years, majority (39%) subjects had educational status up to primary, majority (57%) of the subjects having monthly income more than 15000, majority (55%) of the subjects were from nuclear family, majority (55%) of the subjects were non vegetarian, majority (77%) of subjects were living in rural areas, majority (33%) of subjects were consuming tobacco, majority (81%) of subjects were having working experience more than 10 years, majority (95%) of the subjects were having working hours more than 8. Through this checklist I found that (25%) of employees are taking medications (BP medication etc), 15% of employees suffering from cough with chest pain, (26%) of employees feel run out of energy sooner than normal person and (81%) of employees says that PPE is not available for them.
KEYWORDS:
Prevalence, Occupational Health Hazards, Employees, Factory.
Cite:
Rahul Bisht, Rekha kumari. Occupational Health Hazards among Sugarcane Factory Employees. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2019; 7(4):311-315.
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