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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part A (2023)

Assessment of some occupational hazards in vegetable oils and soap manufacture in Gharbia Governorate, Egypt

Author(s): Zinab Mohamed Elghmry, Hanaa Abdelaziz Zayed, Abdelaziz Farouk Aldeib, Mohammad Salama Abouzeid and Ibrahim Ali Kabbash
Abstract: Background: Some processes during vegetable oils and soap manufacturing may produce various hazards.
Objectives: to assess some occupational hazards in one of companies in Gharbia Governorate, Egypt.
Subjects and methods: It was a cross sectional study at a Company for vegetable oils and soap manufacturing in Gharbia Governorate, Egypt. A checklist was used to assess physical, chemical, mechanical and other hazards in eight production departments.
Results: It was found that noise intensity and heat stress were measured in the workplace, but no actions were taken to reduce them. Also, no action was taken to provide appropriate lighting. No risk of radiation in the workplace. Posters and SDS for chemicals were present in half of the departments. But risk assessment for dealing with chemicals, danger and safe disposal of wastes was done in only two departments. Explosive materials were present in five departments.
Conclusion: Safety measures were somewhat sufficient in all production departments.
Recommendations: Engineering controls should be used to minimize occupational exposure. All workers should receive regular instructions on safe work practices.
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How to cite this article:
Zinab Mohamed Elghmry, Hanaa Abdelaziz Zayed, Abdelaziz Farouk Aldeib, Mohammad Salama Abouzeid, Ibrahim Ali Kabbash. Assessment of some occupational hazards in vegetable oils and soap manufacture in Gharbia Governorate, Egypt. Int J Adv Community Med 2023;6(3):05-11. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2023.v6.i3a.268
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