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Program Proteksi Pernapasan di PT X-Med Manila, Filipina

Indradi, Rubayat (2017) Program Proteksi Pernapasan di PT X-Med Manila, Filipina. Saintika Medika, 13 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0216-759x

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Abstract

Background: X-Med Manila is classified as a manufacturing type of company that creates effective and comfortable dental devices like X-dent, X-brux, and X-snore to treat snoring, bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), respectively. Dusts from this products can affect workers as manifested by respiratory symptoms such as cough and colds. The goal was to contribute to the improved general health of workers of through effective enforcement of strategies to ensure good environmental air quality. The purpose was to reduce the exposure of workers to respirable dust to standard OSHA 2013 (<3mg/m3) in X-Med Manila. Methods: To assess the workplace, a walkthrough survey, review of related documents and key informant interviews were made. Hazards were identified and analyzed using a set of criteria such as magnitude of the problem, feasibility and impact of the program. Results: The outputs made during the three weeks of implementation include the following: (1) developed Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policy, (2) established OHS committee, (3) assessed air quality and (4) improved knowledge of workers. Conclusions: Accomplishments include creation of OHS policy, creation of OHS committee, respirable dust analysis in the workplace, distribution of information, education, and communication materials, and provision of lectures.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: workplace, policy, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), dust, air quality
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine (11201)
Depositing User: dr Rubayat Indradi
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 07:32
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2020 02:33
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/68840

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