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Risk Assessment, Hazard Analysis, and Use of Personal Protective Equipment among Small Scale Welders in Industry and City

Author(s):

Pravin Tathod , SKSITS, INDORE; Nisha Kushwaha, SKSITS, Indore

Keywords:

CASE Construction, Welding Procedures, Welding Equipments, Safety Measured, Theory, Mathematics. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Test Methods

Abstract

Manufacturing activity because of the very nature of the operation, complexity of the systems, procedures and methods always involves some amount of risk and hazards. Hazard identification and risk analysis is carried for identification of undesirable events that can leads to a hazard, the analysis of hazard mechanism by which this undesirable event could occur and usually the estimation of extent, magnitude and likelihood of harmful effects. It is widely accepted within industry in general that the various techniques of risk assessment contribute greatly toward improvements in the safety of complex operations and equipment. For instance, there is limited information on use of personal protective equipment or work related health problems within this occupational group. Little information is published concerning welders in India, although the number of welders is increasing, especially in small scale enterprises. Thus, the study aimed to gather information about occupational hazards and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) among small scale welders. Acute health effects experienced by the welders were also explored as well as the welders’ awareness regarding occupational hazards and use of PPE. This was a cross sectional study of 100 small scale welders conducted after taking the knowledge from base of CASE Construction. A pretested structured interview guide and checklist was used to collect data on demographic characteristics, work experience and occupational hazards, awareness of PPE and hazards, use of PPE and acute health effects experienced. Descriptive statistics were used in the analyses of data, and tests were used for comparing study variables and a generalized linear model with a log link function was used to derive relative risks.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I20294
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2019
Page(s): 257-264

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