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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-4  Year-2017          Original Research Articles


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Occupational Health Related Hazard among Workers at Al-Najaf Governmental Cement Factories
Ghassan Adnan Hashem Altalakany1 and Fatima W. Khudair2*
1M.Sc. Nursing / Al Sader Teaching Hospital, Iraq
2 B.Sc., MSc., PhD in Community Health Nursing/ University of Kufa, College of Nursing, Iraq
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A descriptive / cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the occupational health related hazards among workers in Al-Najaf cement factories and its association with socio-demographic characteristics of workers in the province of Najaf, during the period from 1st November 2015 to 19th September 2016.Two hundreds male workers were selected by non-probability sampling (purposive sample) and data were collected by using a pre-constructed questionnaire consist of two parts concerned with socio-demographic characteristics and exposure of workers to hazards. The study found that the overall hazard score was intermediate. The higher hazard was the psychosocial hazards and the least hazard reported for the safety measures and protective equipment. No statistically significant association had been found between the overall hazard score and demographic characteristics of the participants, (P> 0.05). A statistically significant association had been found between the overall hazard score and each of job title and work place, (P< 0.05). Education program and legislation for the use of safety measures and further studies were highly suggested.

Keywords: Occupational Health Related Hazard, Workers, Cement Factories.
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How to cite this article:

Ghassan Adnan Hashem Altalakany, Fatima W. Khudair. 2017. Occupational Health Related Hazard among Workers at Al-Najaf Governmental Cement FactoriesInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(4): 64-75
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.504.010