Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Gas Station Workers on Health Impacts of Gasoline in Bole Sub City Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


Gas station workers have high health risk due to exposure to gasoline and associated volatile compounds. The study aimed to understand knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of gas station workers regarding health impacts of gasoline and other VOCs and safety practices used for protection in work environment. The study was carried out on 33 gas station workers by using 19 closed ended questionnaires as an instrument in 15 Bole sub - city gas stations. Gas stations were selected using lottery method, to pull out a name randomly from a hat. Codes were given for all of respondents to collect data easily. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire adapted from published articles. The result showed that 69.6% respondents had good knowledge and 72.7% had positive attitude significant health impacts of gasoline, but only 21% wore personal protective equipment’s (PPE) not significantly implemented safety practice. Gas station workers adopting 7% workplace safety practices underscores the need for employers in the sector to identify workplace hazards, adopt safety measures to curb them, train new employees and retrain staff to have reliable knowledge , attitude and safety practices on the health impacts of VOCs such as gasoline. Provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for daily use is critical to minimize the health risk. Ethiopia health office should set out rules to protect gas station workers.



Volatile Organic Compounds, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Safety, Hazards