Respiratory Symptoms and Safety Practice Among Carpenters:The Case of Dodoma Municipal

Miraji, Mwanahamisi (2016) Respiratory Symptoms and Safety Practice Among Carpenters:The Case of Dodoma Municipal. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Study aimed to assess respiratory symptoms and safety practicemong carpenters in Dodoma municipal. This studyintends to establish the prevalence of respiratory symptoms among carpenters, to assess the use of protective equipment among carpenters in the study area and finally to assess awareness of respiratory symptoms carpentry among carpenters in the study area.This study adopted a case study research design where wood workers from Dodoma Municipal were selected.Data were collected through questionnaires, face to face interview, and documentation. A total of 150 respondents with age 18+ were selected and data collected were analyzed by using qualitative and quantitative method with the help of the computer soft ware programe known as statistical package for social sciences(SPSS).The outcome of this study revealed that wood dust causes respiratory symptoms among carpenters. In this reseach it was obsedved that duration of respondent being in capentry industry, the level of exposure to wood dust, work responsibility of respondents and the use of Personal protective equipment(PPE) increases the risk of getting respiratory symptoms. Eventualy the study recommendsthe authorities to strongly enforce occupational health regulation in order to protect health of carpenters.Ministry of health,Community development,Gender.Eldery and Children in its District Information System and collection tool should provide another category of collecting occupational history of their clients as it will help to know the source of the problem if it is associated with occupation of the client.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:13
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1795

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