Occupational health hazard and work-related injuries among rice farmer
Keywords:rice farmer, workplace hazards, work-related injuries
This descriptive study aimed to analyze the situation of occupational and environmental health among rice farmers working at community enterprises during in March to May 2016. The study sample was 385 rice farmers at community enterprises in Wang thong district, Pitsanulok province. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results illustrate that three most significant workplace hazards were identified. These included physical hazard which was exposure to hot environment (99.5%); chemical hazard which exposed to dust or hay (94.3%) and chemical substances (94.0%); biological hazard including to work in Waterlogging or mud (97.9%) and ergonomic hazard which were awkward, repetitive postures by 97.7%. Moreover, they also perceived that their work involved with using sharp machine or tools by 97.4%. The work-related injuries rate was 8.8 %.
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