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J Occup Health year 2000 volume 42 number 2 page 91 - 95
Classification Field Study
Title Working Accidents among Mill Operators in Small-sized Factories Manufacturing Home Roof Tiles in Pejaten and Nyitdah Villages, Tabanan Regency Indonesia
Author SUTJANA, I.D.P.
Organization Department of Physiology, Udayana University
Keywords Working accident, Mill operators, Home roof tile, Small-sized factory
Correspondence Sutjana, I.D.P., Department of Physiology, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Abstract Working Accidents among Mill Operators in Small-sized Factories Manufacturing Home Roof Tiles in Pejaten and Nyitdah Villages, Tabanan Regency Indonesia: SUTJANA, I.D.P.: Department of Physiology, Udayana University-Hand presses and mills for making home roof tiles have been used since 1980 in small-sized factories in Pejaten and Nyitdah villages. While the mills have such advantages as shortening the production process, reducing the physical workload and decreasing dust, working accidents caused by using the machines have increased. In December 1996, the heads of two villages, the owners and the operators of the machines were interviewed and the factories were inspected to clarify the relationships between machine use and working accidents. The results showed that the frequency of the accidents was not high but the injuries were severe due to machines with no safety covers and a lack of knowledge in safe machine operation.