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Assessment of Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries and Associated Factors in Building Construction Sector of Adama Science and Technology University, Research Park Construction Site, Adama, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Kume, Abera(PhD)
dc.contributor.author hussen, Abdurahman(BSc)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-13T06:54:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-13T06:54:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation Addis Abeba Universty en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/592
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Construction industry has been identified as one of the most hazardous industries both in industrialized and industrializing countries. This sector is growing very fast in Ethiopia in recent times. Work-related injuries in construction sector present a major public health problem resulting in serious social and economic consequences that could be prevented if appropriate measures are taken. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the magnitude of non-fatal occupational injuries and describe factors affecting its happening on building construction site workers of Adama Science and Technology University, Research Park Construction site, Adama Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted at Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU) Research Park Construction site from March 01- April 10, 2016, Adama City. Stratified sampling method was done to select the eligible participants. Binary Logistic regression analysis was used to determine OR and 95% CI. Variables with p-value <0.2 in the bivariate analysis were entered in to multivariate analysis and with p-value <0.05 in the final model were considered as significant. Results: Occupational injuries in the past 12 months were reported by 34.9% (1.65± 0.48) of workers. The most common body parts injured were lower and upper limbs (73.3% and16%). The majority of injuries were puncture/cuts/lacerations (75%) and contusions (22.1%). Walking on/Handling of sharp objects (61.4%), falls (10.7%) and injuries by manual tools (10.7%) were the main causes of injuries. All of injured workers (100%) reported complete recovery. Extended working hours, job dissatisfaction, not using PPE, substance usage and job stress were predictors of occupational injuries. Conclusion: Non-fatal occupational injuries are common among this sample of construction workers with significant relation to extended working hours and job stress and other risk factors. So, workers training and orientation to raise safety awareness and consciousness to improve safety practices, effective communication between management and workers, general housekeeping and falls protections should be fulfilled. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Assessment of Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries en_US
dc.title Assessment of Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries and Associated Factors in Building Construction Sector of Adama Science and Technology University, Research Park Construction Site, Adama, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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