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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-56

Preventive measures and self-protective rights at workplace: A study on steel and power industry workers in Odisha, India

1 Research Scholar, School of Health System Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Professor, School of Health System Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_35_21

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This study aims to assess the preventive measures and self-protective rights of employees at the workplace. A survey has been conducted in a steel and power industry of Angul district of Odisha (India) using a semi-structured interview schedule to assess the determinants of occupational hazards. Occupational health practices among 425 male workers were assessed from the steel and power industry using the population proportion to sample technique (PPS). Respondents from the higher educational background, skilled workers, Hindu religious group, general category, and employees with high-household income were significantly associated (P < 0.05) with self-protective rights at the workplace. Industrial workers are considered a vulnerable group with respect to the power of self-protective rights in the industry. The factors such as job insecurity, financial hardship, less education, and unskilled profession make them vulnerable, which forces them to settle with a lower level of rights at the workplace.

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