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Magnitude of occupational injury and associated factors among Micro and Small-scale metal work enterprises in Addis Ababa

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dc.contributor.advisor Tefera, Yifokire (Mr. )
dc.contributor.author Demissie, Solomon
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-19T11:49:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-19T11:49:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/12985
dc.description.abstract Occupational injuries are becoming the major public health problem in developing country. Micro and small scale Metal work enterprises are one of the high risk manufacturing sectors. Objective: To assess the magnitude of self-reported occupational Injury and associated factors among employees in micro and Small-scale metal work enterprises from January to March 2016 in Addis Ababa Method: Institutional based multi stage probability sampling was conducted from January to March 2016 among micro and small-scale metal work enterprise employees in Addis Ababa city administration. A total of 616 workers were selected randomly from micro and small scale metal work enterprises. Questionnaire based face to face interviews were used as data collection. The data were entered in to EPI data 3.1 and exported to SPSS version 16 for analysis. Descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression were performed to identify factors associated with occupational injury. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was also employed to see the association. The magnitude and associated factors of self-reported occupational injury were explained by descriptive statistics using frequencies, percentage, table and graphs. Results: The annual and two weeks prevalence rate of work-related injury was respectively 422 and 102 per 1000 workers. The prevalence was high among micro scale metal workers 211 (46.8%). The most significant contributing factors for work-related injuries were gauntlet utilization [AOR=0.31, 95%CI: 0.18–0.54], welders [AOR=3.85, 95%CI: 2.73– 5.45], sleeping disorder [AOR=1.51, 95%CI: 1.07–2.13], Micro scale enterprises workers [AOR=2.08, 95%CI: 1.42–3.04], support from responsible bodies were [AOR=0.61, 95% CI: 0.43–0.87], work > 48 hours per week [AOR=1.66, 95% CI: 1.07–2.59] were Significant contributing factor for occupational injury. Cut injury was the leading type of injury encountered 104 (40%). Finger was the frequent part of body affected 112 (39.2%). Conclusion and Recommendation: There is a high rate of work-related injuries among micro and small scale metal work enterprises workers in one-year period. This magnitude implied that mainstreaming occupational health and safety service in these workplaces needs a due attention for the prevention and control of occupational injuries. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject occupational injury,associated factors en_US
dc.title Magnitude of occupational injury and associated factors among Micro and Small-scale metal work enterprises in Addis Ababa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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