Characteristics of Work Accident among Tobacco Farmers in Indonesia

Ledya Anggriani, Hariyanto and Retno, Purwandari and Alfid Tri, Afandi (2021) Characteristics of Work Accident among Tobacco Farmers in Indonesia. Nursing and Health Sciences Journal, 1 (3): 5. pp. 202-208. ISSN 2798-5059

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Tobacco farmers are vulnerable to work accidents when carrying out tobacco cultivation activities. The purpose of this research was to describe the characteristics of
work accidents on tobacco farmers in Kalisat District, Jember Regency. The research design used descriptive quantitative. This research employed a purposive sampling
technique, with a total of 97 tobacco farmers as respondents. The research data were collected through a demographic questionnaire and a work accident accident questionnaire. In the type indicator, it was found that 43.3% farmers often experienced incidents of being hit by immovable objects. In the object indicator, 36.1% farmers often experience accidents due to work equipment. In the indicator of the nature of the wound 26.8% farmers often experienced minor injuries and 9.3% stated that they always experienced these incidents. In the indicator of the location of the wound, farmers often experienced injuries on the hands, namely 36.1%. In the cause indicator, 66.0% farmers stated that they rarely use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). According to the results of this study, work accidents among tobacco farmers in Kalisat District are still highly prevalent. This research will be utilized as a preventative and assessment tool for public health center in the application of occupational health unit and to develop outreach activities in order to reduce the number of work accidents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tobacco farmer, work accidents, tobacco cultivation activities, Personal Protective Equipment, farmer, cultivation
Subjects: Health Resources > Environmental & Occupational Factors
Health Resources > Data & Information Systems
Medicine & Biology > Toxicology
Depositing User: - Elfrida Meryance Saragih
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2023 03:58
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2023 03:58

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