Relationship of Dust Level with Use of Self-Protective Equipment on Acute Respiratory Infection Disorders in Furniture Workers in Solok District
Linda Handayuni1, Ali Amran2, Abdul Razak3, Dedi Hermon4
1Linda Handayuni, SKM., M. Si, Doctor Programe of Environmental Science, Padang State University and STIKES Dharma Landbouw Padang, Indonesia.
2Prof Ali Amran, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Science – Padang State University, Indonesia.
3Dr. Abdul Razak, M. Si, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Environmental Science – Padang State University, Indonesia.
4Dr. Dedi Hermon, M. Pd, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Geography – Padang State University, Indonesia.

Manuscript received on 12 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 188-190 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A3004058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Furniture workers are people who are always exposed to dust in their work environment, which is obtained from the initial survey on 2 furnishings with a total of 6 workers, there are 4 people (75%) workers who experience acute respiratory respiratory infections. This research was conducted to look at the relationship of dust levels with the use of personal protective equipment against acute respiratory infections in furniture workers in Solok Regency. Quantitative research design with cross sectional approach. The research population is furniture workers totaling 47 workers, while the sample uses total sampling with a minimum sample of 42,058 workers. Data analysis using univariate analysis, bivariate analysis with chi-square statistical test with 95% confidence level (α = 0.05). The results of the study on univariate analysis showed ARI frequency distribution 66.0% of respondents suffered ARI disorders, high dust levels 74, 5%, the use of personal protective equipment is 36.2%, while in bivariate analysis there is a significant relationship between the level of dust (p-value = 0,000), personal protective equipment (p-value = 0,003) and ARI in furniture workers. Dust levels, years of service and use of personal protective equipment show a significant association with ARI disorders. It is recommended to the furniture to provide personal protective equipment, especially masks, and the regular monitoring and inspection of furniture workers by the Health Office.
Index Terms: Dust Levels, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

Scope of the Article: Service Level Agreements (Drafting, Negotiation, Monitoring and Management)