Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017, Page: 72-83
Occupational Health and Safety Status of Ongoing Construction Work in Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali
Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Department of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Ruma Khanam, Department of Disaster Resilience and Engineering, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
A. K. M. Mostafa Zaman, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Md. Ibrahim, Faculty of Disaster Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Received: Aug. 29, 2017;       Accepted: Sep. 27, 2017;       Published: Nov. 15, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20170305.11      View  2166      Downloads  153
Abstract
The occupational health and safety is required employers to provide a healthy and safe working environment that is free from hazards. Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. It causes more fatalities than any other occupational sector. Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) is located in Dumki Upazila of Patuakhali District of Barisal division in Bangladesh. Study focuses on to finding out the major health and safety related hazards in construction side in PSTU and to recommend some management options to reduce health related hazards and increase safety. The major health related hazards in PSTU construction site is falling from height; hit by falling object; trips and fall; back pain; muscular pain (due to manual handling); health problem caused by chemicals, dust, noise; injury from fire and other disaster. Sometimes they suffer from different types of diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, jaundice, skin disease, typhoid, pneumonia, cough and malaria. For this reason the construction sector has been identified as one of the high-risk sectors in this country by the Department of Labor. In order to reduce injury and disease in the construction sector a Health and Safety accord has been signed between Government, Organized Business and Organized Labor Organizations. For better performance personal and a holistic approach must be needed.
Keywords
Occupation, Workers, Health, Safety, Construction, Management
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Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Ruma Khanam, A. K. M. Mostafa Zaman, Md. Ibrahim, Occupational Health and Safety Status of Ongoing Construction Work in Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Patuakhali, Journal of Health and Environmental Research. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2017, pp. 72-83. doi: 10.11648/j.jher.20170305.11
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