To determine the prevalence of, and factors associated with, exposure to occupational health hazards in Zambia. Mabaera Occupational Health & Safety Challenges in Construction Sites in Tanzania 781 • Adequate first aid facilities and trained personnel and Safety committee comprising of key personnel –supervisors, safety personnel and company doctor. They also recommend prevention mechanisms based on bio-mechanical and psychological ergonomics analyses. We recommended intensive health education and training of farm workers on the use of agrochemicals, provision of adequate and proper personal protective equipment as mitigation measures to this problem. Meanwhile, participants from Eastern, Lusaka and Northern provinces were less likely to be exposed to the hazards compared with those from Western province. It was more prevalent in the middle-aged groups, and among females, the non-obese and tall individuals, and those who had been farming for a long duration. Hazardous working conditions also pose a public health challenge in Africa, A cohort of pregnant women followed up for nine months (gestation period). Huxtable This paper discusses the difference between the risk control measure “elimination” as defined in occupational health and safety management systems standards such. Kayumba All welders were males with a mean age of 35.7 +/- 8.4 years. . In multivariate analysis, exposure to occupational health hazards was associated with older age, male sex, low educational level, being married/cohabiting and not being self-employed.Conclusions People with higher education attainment are more likely to understand harmful exposures and avoid them. This paper summarizes the organizational structure of the Spanish National System of Health & Safety at Work, its effective health and safety laws, and statistics on the Spanish work environment obtained from III Spanish National Survey on Work Conditions (1997). Community based studies of former miners are essential to fully evaluate the effects of mining exposures. The sample size should ensure adequate power to produce estimates for the entire country, including urban and rural areas, and for each province. Occupational health has received limited research attention in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). exposed to hazardous work than their older counterparts. The administrative hub of the country is in Lusaka province in which the capital city, Lusaka, is situated. Ergonomic and physical hazards were observed. A study conducted among the HCWs of southern India indicated the prevalence of psychosocial hazards in the form of lack of promotions, non-availability of amenities; high workload and poor grievance report and address system, ... Our study also found that those with a higher level of education had a lower risk of symptomatic knee OA, consistent with previous studies [9,23]. also be employed in more skilled but less hazardous jobs. Socio-demographic characteristics should be considered in designing those interventions. Lifting heavy objects, frequent bending of the back, Radiation such as X-rays, radioactive radia, or extreme temperatures in the workplace during the 2005, no young person shall be employed in any type of hazard, missing or inadequate protective measures in sisal, working in agriculture were exposed to occupational, hazards such as strenuous work, sharp tools and, recovery time, results in musculoskeletal disorders such, The observed geographical variation in occupational, exposures suggests that provinces where employment, is predominantly in mining and shing were associated, inces where employment is predominantly in commer-, cial farming and administrative roles were associated, provincial capital of Central province is one of the most, ard reported by Zambian workers was heavy manual, handling, whereas workers in the UK most frequently, respondents below the age of 15years in the survey may, have led to an underestimate of the prevalence of expo-, sure to occupational hazards. As stated in the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act, all workers have a fundamental Background: However, little is known of welders' awareness of health hazards and their adherence to safety precautions in developing countries. These are supplemented by 122 mission health facilities and 271 private health facilities. Moen The fatality rate is high compared to reported values from the metalliferous mining industry in developed countries, strongly suggesting that measures should be taken to reduce risks, particularly at underground sites. 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Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. Demographic, social and economic factors associated with exposure to health hazards in the Zambia Labour Survey 2009, All figure content in this area was uploaded by George Rachiotis, All content in this area was uploaded by George Rachiotis on Feb 22, 2016, Advance Access publication 20 December 2012 doi:10.1093/occmed/kqs201. Working >8 hours a day was reported by 30 (19.4%) welders. Occupational health and safety is related with economic activities undertaken in the country. Data was anonymized and is available for public use . In small-scale mines it is non-existent. with a probability enter of 5% and removal of 6%. Duplicate records were identified and deleted. This is compounded by the fact that there is a paucity of published data on occupational health and safety (OH&S) issues concerning WIM. Assessment of the ability of roadside vegetation to remove particulate matter from the urban air. Occupational health and safety is one of the most important aspects of human concern. prevention and control of hazard exposure. Results from this study indicate that Zambian workers are exposed to a broad range of occupational health hazards. Background Data on occupational safety and health in Southern Africa are scant. Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios (OR) together with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) are reported. Baste Older age, being male, lower education level, married/cohabiting or once married (separated/divorced/widowed), and paid employee or employer/self employed were positively associated with having suffered from illness. The content analysis was carried out for data processing. The project covered three regions through ˜ ve target countries : Honduras, Malawi, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, and Zambia. Dauda In the agricultural sector, Birabi et al. These interventions may include: public health campaigns, enforcement or change in work policies and regulations. motivate and influence safety and health stakeholders. Lack of training in proper safety practices and inadequate personal protective equipment were commonly noted. This could be useful for the formulation of a multi-sector approach aimed at the prevention and control of hazard exposure. Blackburn Much of the published data in this region come from South Africa and little has been reported north of the Limpopo. The most frequent mechanism of injury was handling of tools and materials, and the most commonly injured body parts were the hands and fingers. Plasma cholinesterase activity in blood specimens obtained from farm workers was measured using spectrophotometry to establish levels of poisoning by organophosphate and/or carbamates. Firstly, faculty who have not published a single peer reviewed article are not presented in this report. W Map of Zambia showing locations of its provinces. Mining is also associated with hazardous environments. and bioaerosols in sisal processing factories in T, duction: focus upon agricultural tasks, ergonomic expo-. All the factors considered in bivariate analysis in Table 3 were independently associated with exposure to occupational health hazards. Severe LBP was significantly (p<0.05) linked to aging (51-60 years group), low BMI and those above average height (1.60 m). MM Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine the level of association between demographic, social and economic factors on one hand and exposure to any health hazard on the other. CS 3 Health as well as safety Workers’ health has often received less attention than their safety; regular health surveillance of mineworkers is regrettably not universal. Ninety eight (41.5%) farm workers knew the triangle colour code for the most dangerous agrochemicals. Other sources of livelihood include game, timber and honey production spread over most of the provinces. Ndukwu Arduous physical work without enough recovery time, results in musculoskeletal disorders such as pain in the lower back, hands, shoulders and legs . implementing occupational health and safety strategies at East African Portland Cement Company Limited, Kenya. Also, exposure was associated with increased prevalence of, that poor dust monitoring and control may increase the, Prevalence studies suggest a high occurrence of. TR Overall, 257 (77.9%) of the welders were aware of one or more workplace hazards. Services (US); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders for Children and. E V Jones  reported that the mining industry employs about 15% of formally employed workers. 26.6% had a history of tuberculosis. collaborating with the WHO (1995) the most important challenges for occupational health for the future will be: • Occupational health problems linked to new information technologies and automation; • new chemical substances and physical energies; • health hazards associated with new biotechnologies; of demographic, social and economic factors between, The age distribution of males and females was simi, self-employed and more likely to be unpaid than male, Levels of exposure of males and females to health, pants were most frequently exposed to lifting heavy, objects, bending of the back and rapid movement of, limbs causing body pain (30%), followed by inhala, more likely than females to be exposed to all the haz, All the factors considered in bivariate analysis in, to occupational health hazards. A clinical history was recorded, including: duration of LBP and mode of onset, pain severity, knowledge of LBP causes and care-seeking practices. Females had less education, were less likely to be self-employed and more likely to be unpaid than male workers. carcasses, exposure to unhygienic conditions. GU , Ndejjo et al. Also in Zambia, Bwalya et al.  also reported that handling of tools and materials was the hazard most frequently caus… Moreover, our study is based on self-reported exposure meaning that information bias may have occurred. Department of Health and Human Services (US); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. Occupational health A manual for primary health care workers World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean WHO-EM/OCH/85/E/L Parents did so in the case of children. Thus, even with financial and resource related challenges the organization has been trying to take up the opportunities in implementing OSH and has been successful to some extent. Michelo While data on HIV at work was collected, this was not available at the time when the analysis was conducted. Characteristics associated with hazard exposure were: older age, male sex, low education level, married/cohabiting or once married and paid employee/employer/self-employed status. Questionnaires were administered in the mother tongue of the household for individuals who could not communicate in English. Information on 129 765 out of 164 980 persons were available for analysis, of which 64 119 (49%) were males. The main occupational hazard reported by Zambian workers was heavy manual handling, whereas workers in the UK most frequently reported occupational stress . 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