Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Vol. 58 No. 5 May 2008

Occupational Injuries on Industrial Workers in Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulo Gadung

Riyadina, Woro ( Indonesian Ministry of Health )

Article Info

Publish Date
31 May 2008


Injury cases cause of work in Indonesia from January to September 2003 is 81 169 cases or more than 300 cases per day. Human factor is the main risk factor (80%) of occupational injury, especially using personal safety devices (APD). The objective of the study to determine type of injury and part of body that suffered injury and correlated injury with using APD on industrial workers in Pulo Gadung Industrial Estate. The study was operational research with crosssectional design. The study conducted 950 industrial workers at seven companies in 2006. Respondents were industrial workers who worked in Jakarta industrial estate Pulogadung. Data collected were based on interview with questionnaire and analyzed with statistic analysis. The majority of occupational injuries on industrial workers were injury on hinge-hip-upper leg (40.2%), head (24.8%) and wrist (14.3%). Type of injuries were excoriasi (37.2%), superficial (29.6%) and eyes injury (14.8%). Cause of occupational injuries were pierced cases (43.1%) on garment industry and metal shrapnel to the eye cases (10%) on steel industry. Industrial workers have been used personal safety devices (APD) 68.1% which used incomplete and noproper. Using personal safety devices (APD) significant correlated (p<0.05) with occupational injuries by OR 2.2 (95% CI 1. 59-3.06). Occupational injuries proportion are still high therefore its need to rise care for using, discipline and complete ergonomic design related with personal safety devices (APD).Keywords: occupational injury, worker, industry

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