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Occupational Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Illness among Brick Kiln Industry Workers in Bangladesh
AKM Abdul Ahad Biswas 1, Milton Kumar Saha 1, Irteja Hasan * 2, Md Faisal 3, Joy Prokash 4
1- Department of Disaster Risk Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
2- Department of GIS and Earth Observation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University,Patuakhali,Bangladesh , irteja07@gmail.com
3- Department of Disaster Resilience and Engineering, Patuakhlai Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
4- Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Abstract:   (143 Views)
Background:Occupational risk factors are one of the major causes of health-related problems of brickfield workers. The purpose of this study was to assess the occupational health illness of the brickfield workers.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the unorganized brick kilns in the south-central part of Bangladesh. Multi-stage probability sampling technique was applied to select brick kilns. A total of 220 workers from 10 brick kilns with one year of working experience were selected. A Standardized Nordic questionnaires and semi-structured respiratory questionnaire was applied for the collection of quantitative information.
Results: The mean age of the workers was 39.01 years and most of them were male. The average working experience was 7 years and about 40% of them worked more than 8 hours in a day without any break of the week. A total of 140 subject (79.5%) had musculskeletal pain and 140 subject (63.6%) suffered from respiratory problems. Multivarite logistic regression model showed that type of working was the only independent predictor of both musculuskeletal and respiraory problems.
Conclusion: The findings of this study revealed a high prevalence of musculuskeletal and respiraory problems in brick kiln workers. Brick carring was the most hazardous task among workers at brick kiln industeries.
Keywords: Bangladesh, Occupational health, Musculoskeletal pain, Respiratory symptoms
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Article Type: Original Contributions | Subject: Occupational Health
Received: 2018/07/8 | Accepted: 2018/09/9 | Published: 2018/10/1
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Biswas A A A, Saha M K, Hasan I, Faisal M, Prokash J. Occupational Musculoskeletal and Respiratory Illness among Brick Kiln Industry Workers in Bangladesh. CJHR. 2018; 3 (3) :80-85
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