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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF HEALTH HAZARDS & WORKING CONDITIONS OF BRICK KILN WORKERS IN RURAL AREA OF NORTH MAHARASHTRA

Dr. Pagar Vikrant*, Dr. Bawa Mukesh S., Dr. Vyas Parth H and Dr. R. R. Shinde

ABSTRACT

Background: Brick-making is one of the most ancient industries. India is the second largest producer of clay fired bricks, accounting for more than 15 percent of global production. Aim: To assess the health status of brick klin workers & to review working conditions and safety measures practiced at brick kilns. Setting & design: The present cross sectional study was carried out among the brick kiln workers of Northern Maharashtra. Methods & material: The research was carried out during January-February 2015. Universal sampling was done. Total 86 patients were interviewed. Data such as socio-demographic profile, clinical history and examination findings were collected. Field checklist for presence of basic amenities and safety conditions was used at the brick-kiln sites. Statistical analysis: Data analyzed using SPSS 20.0. Results: 70% of workers receiving daily income less than 150 rupees,11% of workers were below 14 years of age in contradiction with child labor act, Majority (83%) of the workers were working above 8-9 hours against limits of 48 hours per week (Factory act). Musculoskeletal problems like joint pain, bodyache, backache(58.7%) was the commonest morbidity. Conclusion: The present study shows prevalence of Child labour, illiteracy, and low income among the workers. Also displays lack of basic amenities & safety conditions for workers with high prevalence of musculoskeletal problems.

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