The development of occupational health management system for industrial factories employees from coronavirus disease 2019

Authors

  • Jumpol Tantivongsakij Rajpracha Samasai Institute, Department of Disease Control
  • Nawiya Nuntapanich Rajpracha Samasai Institute, Department of Disease Control
  • Sukanya Teangkumdee Rajpracha Samasai Institute, Department of Disease Control
  • Ueampohn Poonkla Rajpracha Samasai Institute, Department of Disease Control
  • Thanwaporn Chaweepoonpermsin Rajpracha Samasai Institute, Department of Disease Control
  • Pintusorn Taisuta Rajpracha Samasai Institute, Department of Disease Control
  • Jantapapa Boriboon Rajpracha Samasai Institute, Department of Disease Control

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14456/dcj.2023.62

Keywords:

occupational health management system, industrial factories, coronavirus disease 2019

Abstract

This research aims to develop a practical occupational health management system for COVID-19 prevention and control in industrial factories using an action research model. It comprises 4 phases: phase 1, understanding the problem of the COVID -19 prevention and control management system in industrial plants; phase 2, preparing the draft of occupational health management system; phase 3, experimentation with the draft occupational health management system; phase 4, evaluation the compliance with the occupational health management system. The target population included executives, safety officers, human resources officers, welfare committee, customers, and visitors. A total of 107 participants were recruited. The quantitative data were presented by percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The qualitative data were examined by data triangulation and content analysis. The results showed that (1) the occupational health management system for COVID-19 prevention and control derived from the research properly was operated in the context of large industrial plants with the principle 2P 2R 2S (participation, policy, risk communication, response, support, and safety). (2) The operation of the system was driven by the principle 2P 2R 2S that everyone participated in the system (participant), strictly followed the rules (policy), and shared responsibility (response) and roles (role) for safety (safety) and sustainable survival (survive and sustainable). (3) Executives, employees, customers, and visitors, reported a high level of acceptance and satisfaction. (4) Outputs revealed that no employees were getting infected from work environment or work-related causes, indicating that the developed management system should provide safety atmosphere for employees from the COVID-19 transmission.

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2023-12-29

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Tantivongsakij J, Nuntapanich N, Teangkumdee S, Poonkla U, Chaweepoonpermsin T, Taisuta P, Boriboon J. The development of occupational health management system for industrial factories employees from coronavirus disease 2019. Dis Control J [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 29 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];49(4):756-67. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/DCJ/article/view/258695

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