Background: Occupational Health is defined by the Joint Committee of International Labour Office and the World Health Organization as “the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental being of workers in all occupations and places of employment.1 Occupational health is concerned with the control of occupational health hazards that arise as a result of or during work activities.2 Occupational hazard is a worldwide problem affecting both developed and developing countries. As a result of technological advances in industrial hygiene, many toxic factors both physical and chemical that were highly prevalent in the early part of the industrial revolution have been to a large extent controlled in the advanced countries.3
Aims and Objective: To assess the existing knowledge regarding occupational health hazards among workers of selected seeds cleaning factory. To determine the effectiveness of Planned teaching Programme. To associate the post test knowledge score of occupational health hazards with selected demographic variable.
Material and Methods: Quasi experimental study, pre test post test design without control group approach was used to assess the effectiveness of Planned teaching Programme on occupational health hazards. Non-Probability Purposive sampling techniques were used. A structured questionnaire (closed ended) was selected to assess the knowledge regarding occupational health hazards among workers of seeds cleaning factory.
Result: Highest percentages (50%) were in the age group of 31-40 years. Majority (100%) of workers were male. majority (100%) of workers were Hindu. Majority (63.33%) of workers were living in Rural areas. Highest percentage (56.66%) of workers had joint family. Highest percentage (56.66%) had primary education. Majority (50%) were have income between 5001-10000. Highest percentage (73.33%) of workers had habits of Smoking. Highest percentage of (100%) of workers had knowledge of previous hazards. Highest percentage of (50%) of workers had knowledge of hazards by mass media. most (60%) workers were had 1 to 3 years experience. Findings revealed that the pre test level of knowledge score was (12.5±1.57) which is 41.66% where as in the post test score was (24.06±2.04) which is (80.02%).The effectiveness was found. Hence it is interpreted that there is significant difference between pre and post test knowledge scores. However there was no significant association found with other variables.
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Patel Mihirkumar Maheshbhai. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme regarding Prevention of Occupational Health Hazards among Workers in selected Seeds Cleaning Factories of Mehsana District. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research.2016; 4(2):179-180. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00036.3