Analysis Of Work Climate And The Increase Of Blood Pressure Of Construction Workers In Pamekasan Regency

Authors

  • Dzul Fahmi Afriyanto1 , Noeroel Widajati1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10516

Keywords:

work climate, workload, blood pressure

Abstract

The excessive exposure of work climate can cause health problems to workers. One of the problems is a

change in physiological response in the form of increased blood pressure. The purpose of this study is to

determine the relationship between the work climate and the increase of blood pressure in construction

workers in Pamekasan Regency. This study is a descriptive observational study with a cross sectional

design. The contingency coefficient correlation test was used to analyze and determine the relationship of

the variables. The subjects were 19 construction workers in Pamekasan Regency, East Java, Indonesia drawn

from the population according to the specified criteria. To collect the data, several different instruments

were used. Questtemp 36 was used to measure the workclimate, direct observation with the standard of

SNI 7269-2009 was carried out to assess the physical workload and sphygmomanometer was used to

measure the blood pressure. The blood pressure measurement was carried out the someone with the medical

competence. The result of work climate exposure showed that most of workers (84.3%) were exposed to

beyond-threshold-value work climate. The results of blood pressure measurement showed that (36.8%)

workers showed abnormal blood pressure. The statistical analysis for the correlation of work climate and the

increase in blood pressure showed a moderate correlation with the contingency coefficient value of 0.314.

It is recommended for companies in this construction project to add blower fan to the working areas where

the work climate exceeds the threshold limit value (TLV) as well as at workers’ resting places. In addition,

companies are suggested to hold periodic health checks, especially routine blood pressure checks.

Author Biography

Dzul Fahmi Afriyanto1 , Noeroel Widajati1

1 Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga,

Surabaya, 60115 East Java, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Dzul Fahmi Afriyanto1 , Noeroel Widajati1. (2020). Analysis Of Work Climate And The Increase Of Blood Pressure Of Construction Workers In Pamekasan Regency. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1076-1080. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10516