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Title of Thesis

Perspective of occupational health and safety in textile industry

Author(s)

Nazia Malik

Institute/University/Department Details
Department Of Rural Sociology, Faculty Of Agriculture Economics & Rural Sociology / University Of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Session
2010
Subject
Sociology Rural
Number of Pages
182
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Occupational, Textile, Perspective, legislation, Qualitative, Chemical, Harmful, Health,Descriptive, Industry, Facilities, Safety, Technical,

Abstract
This study examines the perspective of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in textile industries in Faisalabad district of Punjab. The concept of occupational Health and Safety in developing countries is limited and diseases and accidents at work remain one of the most appalling tragedies of the modern industrial age therefore the incidence of occupational diseases and injuries is high. No sufficient data about OHS are available in Pakistan because the majority of accidents are not reported to the Labour Department. Pakistan also has poor occupational safety and health legislation and infrastructure.The health and safety measures prescribed in most of the laws have not kept pace with the rapidly changing the biggest enterprises with the largest employed rate in Pakistan. Keeping in view the present study has been undertaken. The sample was consisted of six randomly selected textile units from the total 29units of the district Faisalabad, Pakistan.The quantitative and qualitative both approaches were employed to collect the data. The total sample size was 600.The 480 workers and 120 mangers were selected through proportionate sampling technique. Data was collected through a well-structured interviewing schedule. The data collected were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics techniques at univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels. The results showed that awareness regarding OHS measure is poor among workers as compared to the managers. The workers frequently suffered from various diseases such as itching,headache and respiratory problem. The available general facilities were satisfactory while technical facilities were inadequate. Most of the respondents did not receive any training for using technical facilities and where not familiar with procedure to be followed during emergencies. The workers were not satisfied by the available medical and hygiene facilities. The information level about the injurious chemical and their harmful effect was insufficient among workers. The control measures were available but were inadequate in majority of the enterprises. It is suggested that a complete training and awareness programme including legal and medical protection issues.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 CONTENTS

 

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INTRODUCTION

1.1 Objectives
1.2 Significance of the Study

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3 2 REVIEW OF LITERATURE

2.1 Factors Effecting Occupational Health and Safety in Textile Industry
2.2 Workplace Hazards In Textile Industry
2.3 Causes Of Industrial Accidents
2.4 Medical Protection In Industrial Estates
2.5 Effect Of Lifestyle And Behavior (Workers And Management)
2.6 OHS Situation In Pakistan
2.7 Overall OHS Situation In Asia And Pacific
2.8 Theoretical Frame Work

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4 3 MATERIALS AND METHODS

3.1 Quantitative Approach
3.2 Study Area at a Glance
3.3 Selection of Study Area
3.4 Selection of the Sample for the Study
3.5 Selection of Respondents
3.6 Data Collection
3.7 Validity Of Instruments
3.8 Pre-Testing Of The Instruments
3.9 Coding Scheme
3.10 Training And Field Work
3.11 Interviewing The Respondents
3.12 Workers Respondents and Managerial Staff Respondents
3.13 Difficulties Faced During Data Collection
3.14 Data Management
3.15 Data Analysis
3.16 Multivariate Analysis (Multiple Linear Regression)
3.17 Qualitative Approach
3.18 Conceptual Framework
3.19 Hypothesis
3.20 AaaaaAssumptions of the Study

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5 4 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

4.0 Quantitative Analysis 60
4.1 Worker Respondents
4.2 Management Staff Respondents
4.3 Relationship between dependent and independent variables Bi-Variate Analysis
4.4 Relationship between occupational health and safety with independent variables
4.5 Person Correlation
4.6 Multivariate Analysis: Examination Of Relative Significance Of Predictor Variables
4.7 Multivariate Analysis To Examining The Relative Importance Of Predictor Variables
4.8 Qualitative Analysis
4.9 The Process Of Conducting Focus Group Discussion
4.10 Observational Checklist
4.11 Results From Observational Check List

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6 5 SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary
5.2 Main Findings of The Study
5.3 Relationship between independent and dependent variables
5.4 Conclusion
5.5 Suggestions
5.6 Recommendations for future studies
5.7 Multivariate Regressions
5.8 Recommendations

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LITERATURE CITED AND ANNEXURES

 

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