Occupational Hazards of the Shipbuilding Industry in Bangladesh
Keywords:Private shipbuilding industry, occupational hazards, regression, Bangladesh
The objective of the study is to examine the determinants of occupational hazards of a private shipbuilding industry in Bangladesh. The number of respondents was 190. The study venue and samples were selected purposively. Respondents were interviewed with the help of prestructured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression model have been used to identify the determinants of occupational hazards. Determinants were personal habits, personal protective equipment, residential status, overtime, health status and types of workers. It is found that personal protective equipment and health status have influence to reduce occupational hazards while personal habits and types of workers have no direct association with the occupational hazards. On the contrary, variables like overtime and residential status can increase the occupational hazards. The outcomes of the study will assist to accelerate the shipbuilding industry to expand the economic growth of the country and further research also.
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