Subjective Complaints of Respiratory Disorders Due to Silica Dust Exposure to Workers at PT Bumi Saran Beton Kalla Block

Authors

  • Alfina Baharuddin
  • Suharni A. Fachrin
  • Astrid Pratiwi Rufaedah Amir

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14566

Keywords:

Silica Dust, Subjective Complaints, Respiratory Disorders.

Abstract

Purpose: The aims to analyze the effect of exposure to silica dust and individual characteristics on subjective
complaints of workers’
Methods: The study design used a cross sectional approach. This research was conducted at PT. Bumi
Sarana Beton Kalla Block, samples in this study were workers in the ballmill, mixing and packing as many
as 27 people using the total sampling method. Data analysis using chi-square test and multiple regression
test.
Results: the results showed that the effect of age on subjective complaints of respiratory disorders was p
0.904> 0.05, the effect of smoking on subjective complaints of respiratory disorders p 0.485> 0.05, the effect
of working tenure on subjective complaints of respiratory disorders p 0.728> 0.05, the effect of The use of
respiratory protective equipment against subjective complaints of respiratory disorders p 0.820> 0.05, the
effect of work history on subjective complaints of respiratory disorders p 0.647> 0.05, the effect of exposure
to silica dust on subjective complaints of respiratory disorders p 0.529> 0.05.
Conclusion: exposure to silica dust and individual characteristic factors such as age, smoking habits, years
of service, use of respiratory protective equipment, and work history are not significant to the subjective
complaints of respiratory

Author Biographies

Alfina Baharuddin

Lecturer in Departement of Environmental Health, Public Health University Moslem Indonesia

Suharni A. Fachrin

Asistant Professor in Departement Occupational of, Public Health University Moslem Indonesia

Astrid Pratiwi Rufaedah Amir

Postgraduated Program Magister of Public health University Moslem Indonesia

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Alfina Baharuddin, Suharni A. Fachrin, & Astrid Pratiwi Rufaedah Amir. (2021). Subjective Complaints of Respiratory Disorders Due to Silica Dust Exposure to Workers at PT Bumi Saran Beton Kalla Block . Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 1601-1608. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14566