Analysis of gas H2Ss exposure with at risk behavior to workers at XYZ geothermal company in 2018

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Abstract

The study was conducted in geothermal operations which has been found that the H2 S gas exposure was the riskiest. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and the ability to avoid exposure H2 S with at risk behavior to workers in XYZ geothermal company in 2018. It used cross sectional design from 80 samples which used questionnaire to examine. The results showed that most respondents have good perception, knowledge, attitude and ability to avoid H2 S gas exposure, and have good safe behavior on H2 S gas exposure. The statistical test shows that there is a significant correlation between perception with P value 0.001 and OR 6.660 (CI 2.151 - 20.623), attitude about the hazard of exposure of H2 S gas with P Value 0.000 and OR 13.440 (CI 2,876 to 62,809) While knowledge and ability to avoid danger a significant relationship with risk exposure to H2 S gas. The multivariate result showed that attitude gave the biggest influence with P value 0.026 and OR 8,035. It is recommended that the company consistently conduct training and refresh training for workers related to H2 S gas exposure, improve the quality of Leadership Accountability activities, and improve the implementation of the BBS (Behavior Based Safety) program and synergize with the RTS (Right To Stop) program where each worker is authorized to stop work if observing any unsafe actions or conditions, and continue to communicate H2 S risks to all employees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1392-1396
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • At risk behavior
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrogen sulfide gas
  • Risk perception

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