Occupational health hazards develop over a period of time as a result of exposure to a physical, chemical, or biological agent to the extent that the normal physiological mechanisms are affected and the health of the worker is impaired. Objective: 1) To assess the prevalence of occupational hazards among carpentry workers, 2) To determine association between the occupational hazards and selected demographic variables. Method: Non experimental descriptive survey research design was used. Hypothesis: H1: There will be a significant association between prevalence of occupational hazards among carpentry workers and selected demographic variables. Study was conducted on 60 samples that were selected using the convenience sampling technique, and those who fulfilled the inclusive criteria. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. The obtained data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Frequencies, percentage, mean and standard deviation was used to explain socio demographic variables and to assess the prevalence of occupational hazards. The level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. Result: Regarding the prevalence of occupational health hazards among the samples 8.33% had high level prevalence, 13.3% had moderate level, 38.3% had low prevalence and 40 % of samples had very low prevalence. Selected demographic variables such as marital status (3.841%) and monthly income (5.99%) have shown a significant association (p<0.05) with mean prevalence of occupational health hazards. Conclusion: The study concludes that carpentry workers experience occupational health hazards in varying levels such as 8.33%high, 13.3 %moderate, 38.3%low and 40% very low.
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Jennette Mol P James, Sruthi K.S. A Study to assess the knowledge regarding Prevalence of Occupational health hazards among carpentry workers in a selected furniture factory at Kannur district. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2020; 8(2):235-240. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00051.4