Zemichael Gizaw, Mulat Gebrehiwot, Zinabu Teka, Mesafint Molla
This cross sectional study design was conducted to assess occupational injury and associated factors among municipal solid waste management workers in G ondar town and Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012. Four hundred, eighty two workers were taken a s study subjects and data were collected by face to face interview. The overall annual prevalence rate of work related injury was 63.9 %.The one month per iod incidence, on another hand, was 11.7%. The severity of injury was also assessed by days lost due to injury: 110(35.7%) workers had non-serious accident which requires 1- 3 days’ absence from work and 77(25%) workers had serious accident which requires more than 3 days’ absence from work. In the study areas, high prevalence of work related injury (63.9 %) was reported. And old age, low educational statu s, engaged in two or more work categories, absence of health and safety training, Provision/utilization of personal protective equipments, sleeping disorder a nd alcohol consumption were identified as factors associated with work related injury.
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