Assessment of the Workplace Conditions and Health and Safety Situation in Chemical and Textile Industries of Pakistan
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 857-864
Received: Oct. 9, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 4, 2015; Published: Dec. 5, 2015
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Najaf Shah, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Farhat Abbas, Department of Environmental Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Yawar Abbas, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Syed Ali Haider, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Qasim Khan, Department of Environmental Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Nosheen Asghar, Department of Environmental Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Sifat Noor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Syed Naeem Abbas, Forest and Wildlife Department Gilgit, Pakistan
Nawazish Ali, Department of Agriculture and Food Technology, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan
Attarad Ali, Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Abstract
The study was conducted to assess the workplace conditions, health and safety situations in textile and chemical industries of one of the commercial cities of Pakistan i.e. Faisalabad. Risk assessment was conducted through qualitative and quantitative assessment methods. The effluents and gases emissions in the textile and chemical mills of Faisalabad were monitored. Results indicated the working conditions in the work place were not conducive for maximum productivity and there was high risk that may be befalling to the workers from multiple hazards exacerbated by inadequate physical conditions. Over all the temperature, humidity, noise and light levels were either below or above the defined NEQS (National Environmental Quality Standards) at multiple places in each industry. Workers are uninformed of the health and safety protocols at workplace and there is a dire need to give trainings and awareness regarding health and safety issues.
Keywords
Health and Safety, Chemical Industry, Textile Industry, NEQS, Workplace Physical Conditions
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Najaf Shah, Farhat Abbas, Yawar Abbas, Syed Ali Haider, Qasim Khan, Nosheen Asghar, Sifat Noor, Syed Naeem Abbas, Nawazish Ali, Attarad Ali, Assessment of the Workplace Conditions and Health and Safety Situation in Chemical and Textile Industries of Pakistan, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 857-864. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150306.20
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