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Vol. 8, Issue 8 (2019)

Occupational health hazards among veterinarians working in farm sector in Karnataka

Author(s):
Shreyansh Hosure, Satyanarayan K, Jagdeeswary V, Narayan Bhat M, Prassanna SB and Mohan HV
Abstract:
The present study aimed to identify the occupational health hazards among farm veterinarians of Karnataka and preventive measures taken by them against occupational hazards. An exploratory research design was adopted for the study. Thirty farm veterinarians were selected and data collection was done through structured questionnaire method. The result from the study revealed that majority of physical hazards (40.00%) encountered were found to be high whereas chemical hazards (40.00%) were found to be low and biological hazards were found to be medium (46.66%). The extent of preventive measures (46.66%) taken were found to be high. In spite of having optimal awareness on various occupational hazards, preventive measures taken are improperly practiced. It may be concluded that farm veterinarians are exposed to variety of hazardous situations during their practice, hence there is need to educate farm veterinarians during their early years of career.
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How to cite this article:
Shreyansh Hosure, Satyanarayan K, Jagdeeswary V, Narayan Bhat M, Prassanna SB, Mohan HV. Occupational health hazards among veterinarians working in farm sector in Karnataka. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(8):345-348.

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