Occupational Health and Safety Profile of a Flour Mill in Jakarta

Abikusno, Nugroho and Kusumaratna, Rina K. (2000) Occupational Health and Safety Profile of a Flour Mill in Jakarta. Jurnal Penelitian dan Karya Ilmiah Lembaga Penelitian Universitas Trisakti (7). pp. 47-53. ISSN 0853-7720

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Occupational health and safety of workers in large industries is important for the performance of the industry and productivity of workers. A large flour mill in Jakarta was selected to assess the occupational health and safety profile of such industries. The questionnaire used is adopted from the ILO/RI Ministry of Man­ power standard questionnaires, 1,425 male and 160 female workers were employed in the factory. The main flour mill product was wheat flour and pasta. Lighting is adequate in the factory, ex ept the pasta packing unit. Noise, dust and vibration are potential hazards in the d illing unit. The workers rarely used personal protective equipment: There was a high prevalence of respiratory disease among workers. Most employees adopted non-ergonomic posture during work at the packing unit. This increased complaints of low back pain and varicose veins. Work accidents frequently occurred at the workshop, but not at the drilling unit. Indiscriminate positioning of materials was observed at the workshop. Finally, we recommend health promotion on the use of protective equipment for disease prevention.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Undergraduate Program in Medicine
Depositing User: FK Usakti
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 08:35
URI: http://libprint.trisakti.ac.id/id/eprint/129

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