Correlation between Occupational Health Hazards and Health Effect from Workplace of Waste Collectors Collecting, Separateing and Recycle in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province and Surat Thani Province.
Keywords:Occupational health hazards, Occupational health effect
The purposive of this descriptive study aimed to health effect from workplace of waste collectors who collected, separated and recycle and the correlation between occupational health hazards and health effect from workplace. The research selects 170 purposive sampling from waste collectors who collected, separated and recycle in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province and Surat Thani Province, from local government organization and pits private enterprise waste. The data was collected using risk screening form of Bureau of Occupational and Environmental Diseases during October, 2017 – March, 2018. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi – Square. Results shows The most health effect from workplace was Ergonomic hazards. Health effect in the starting level is found the most, aching, slight muscle pain after work (90.9%),inferior was the sev ere health impact levels with aching, muscle pain after work until stop working/ go to the doctor (9.1%). The study of the correlation between occupational health hazards and health effect results showed that Ergonomic hazards, Chemical hazards, Physical hazards, Biological hazards and Psychosocial hazard related to health effects from workplace with statistical significance (p<0.05). Suggestion the relevant organization should be considering and taking action on these issues as medical checkup, Medical check up for hazard, promoting vaccines, supporting personal protective equipment (PPE), provide knowledge in operation to reduce exposure occupational health hazards and Health effect from workplace.
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