OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AMONG WORKERS IN IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRIES IN BISHOFTU TOWN, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Authors

  • Aschalew Sime Bishoftu
  • Walelegn Worku UoG

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20372/ejhbs.v10i1.247

Keywords:

Occupational injury, Ethiopia, Iron and Steel Industry, Health and Safety Training

Abstract

Occupational injury in most developing countries including Ethiopia is becoming a public health problem. Assessment of occupational injuries and associated risk factors were the aim of this paper. The study was conducted in Bishoftu town, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia which is located about 47 km south east from the capital Addis Ababa.   Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted among 443 workers from November to December, 2015. Working sections were stratified to select workers. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify the associated risk factors. Occupational injury was 384 per 1000 exposed workers per year.  Working nights shifts, working more than 48 hours per week, safety training, workers with sleeping disorder, job satisfaction and use of Personal Protective Equipment were predictors of occupational injury. Iron and steel manufacturing industry has significant public health problem. Emphasis should be given to minimize injury.

 

Author Biographies

Aschalew Sime , Bishoftu

Senior Environmental Expert at Bishoftu City Environmental Protection Office, Bishoftu, Ethiopia, 

 

Walelegn Worku, UoG

Institute of Public Health, college of Medicine and Health sciences, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

 

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Published

2020-09-10

How to Cite

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Sime A, Worku W. OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AMONG WORKERS IN IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRIES IN BISHOFTU TOWN, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY . Ethiop J Health Biomed Sci [Internet]. 2020Sep.10 [cited 2021Oct.20];10(1):21-33. Available from: http://journal.uog.edu.et/index.php/EJHBS/article/view/247