Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Sridhar MKC

Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Occupational Hazard Assessment in a Vegetable Oil Producing Industry, Southwestern Nigeria
    Author(s): Temitope A Laniyan*, Bobola EF and Sridhar MKC

    Reportedly, 50 - 70% of current global labor force is exposed to poor working conditions. This study examined exposure and hazards of workers in a vegetable oil industry and the perceived health effects in Southwestern, Nigeria. A descriptive cross-sectional survey (including environmental monitoring) was employed to assess the workplace hazards and their perceived health effects on workers. The sampling covered 102 respondents across 15 departments within the industry. Data obtained were statistically analyzed using SPSS version 16. Common identified health and safety hazards were backache (17.6%), eye irritation (5.9%), breathing difficulty (6.9%), heat exhaustion (31.4%), bruises (2%), cuts and injuries (2%), and skin irritation (7.8%). Noise levels varied from section to section with the power plant recording the highest maximum mean noise level of 103.7dB though a lower mean nois.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-7556.20.10.259

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