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Title: ASSESSMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN TENDAHOAGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT S.C, AFAR REGIONAL STATE.
Authors: Osman, Yiha
Advisors: ABERA KUMIE (M.D, M.Sc.)
Keywords: Occupational injuries; magnitude; determinants; severity; Tendaho Agricultural Development S.C.; Dubti State Farm; Dubti Ginning Factory; and Detbahri State Farm.
Copyright: 2007
Date Added: 22-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Abstract Background: Occupational injuries pose a major public health and development problem. At present the problem of occupational injuries in work place is increasing in many developing countries including Ethiopia, mainly caused by unsafe work environments or human factors. Objectives: This study was aimed to determine the magnitude of occupational injuries and identifying factors related to this injury among workers. Methods: Cross-sectional study design was employed to assess occupational injuries among Tendaho Agricultural Development S.C workers, Afar Regional State. The enterprise was first stratified by working departments and working sections. A total of 810 workers were involved in the study based on proportional allocation to size. Study subjects were selected using simple random sampling technique. Data collection was made using pre-tested questionnaire. Work environment observation, physical examination, and reviewing injury records were also employed to complement self reported information. Results: The overall occupational injury prevalence rate was 783 per1000 exposed workers per year. Seventy (11%) injured workers were hospitalized. Most (90%) of hospitalization was more than 24 hours. One death was also reported in the last 12 months. A total of 6153 work days were lost, being 11.4 days lost on average per an injured worker. Working more than 48 hours per week [AOR: 8.27, 95% CI:(4.96-13.79)], absence of health and safety training [AOR: 2.87, 95% CI: (1.02-8.06)], sleeping disorder [AOR: 1.64, 95% CI: (1.12- 2.41)], alcohol drink [AOR: 1.72, 95% CI: (1.06-2.80)], job dissatisfaction [OR: 1.83, 95% CI: (1.30-2.58)] and absence of protective devices [OR: 3.18, (1.40-7.23)] were significant factors to occupational injuries. Conclusion: Working more than 48 hours per week, absence of health and safety training, sleeping disorder, alcohol drink, job dissatisfaction and absence of protective devices increases the risk of occupational injuries. Ongoing health and safety information and/or training, periodic supervision, and occupational health and safety services above all should be emphasized to promote health and safety conditions of the worker. Key words: Occupational injuries; magnitude; determinants; severity; Tendaho Agricultural Development S.C.; Dubti State Farm; Dubti Ginning Factory; and Detbahri State Farm.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER IN PUBLIC HEALTH
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/864
Appears in:Thesis - Public Health

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