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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017, 5(3), 96-103
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-5-3-4
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Occupational Hazards and their Relation with Health Problems among Construction Building Workers at El Sherouk City

Heba Al-kotb Mohamed1,

1Lecturer of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 19, 2017

Cite this paper:
Heba Al-kotb Mohamed. Occupational Hazards and their Relation with Health Problems among Construction Building Workers at El Sherouk City. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017; 5(3):96-103. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-5-3-4

Abstract

World health organization (WHO) showed that more than half of all occupational injuries and deaths worldwide among construction building workers. The aim of this study was to assess occupational hazards and their relation with health problems among construction building workers at El Shorouk City. Design: correctional research design was utilized for this study. Setting: The present study was conducted at two different private construction agreed to the work of the study on the construction workers from total 22 building and Reconstruction Company at El-Shorouk City. Sample: All construction building workers in two companies out of “472” were included as study sample. Tools: Two tools were used for data collection I- Occupational hazards questionnaire designed to collect data about demographic characteristics of workers and occupational hazards related to construction industry. II- Health Problem questionnaire to assess medical health history, injuries and illness that occur in case of exposure to occupational hazards at workplace during last 12 month. Results: they revealed that the majority of construction building workers had occupational injuries as, eye injuries, fractures, cut/lacerated wounds and strain/sprain. Most of them had skin dermatitis and muscles skeletal disorders. Conclusion: There were statistically significant between occupational hazards and health problems among construction building workers. Recommendations: Continues of occupational health program to all workers at construction company to upgrade their knowledge and practice for prevention of occupational injuries related to workplace, it includes the following: Training courses about occupational injuries, health problems and their prevention, safety measure, using personal protective devices and first aid.

Keywords:
construction industry occupational injuries occupational hazards

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