Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4397

Bayleyegn Ayalew Abebe

Department of Social Work, Bahir Dar University, Bahir, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    The Cart before the Horse: Safety and Health Management System among Chemical Industries in Bahir Dar City, Northwestern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Bayleyegn Ayalew Abebe*

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the occupational safety and health management system among chemical industries in Bahir Dar city, the national regional state of the Amhara region. Method: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted in chemical industries from 31 March to 15 May 2019. The data were collected by using a self-structured and pilot-tested questionnaire from 242 chemical industry workers. Results: The results of the study showed that there were no hazard identification system (72.1%), top management support for safety (75.8%), appropriate occupational safety and health training programs (75.8%), and had no written procedures to respond to emergencies (65.8%). Resulting from management failure, a significant number (85.5%) of workers never used personal protective equipment at their workplace due to unavailability.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2375-4397.20.9.261

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