Effect of work environment on health & socioeconomic status of cobblers in repairing work
Deepika Pandey and Aditi Vats
Shoe-repairers, popularly known as cobblers, are exposed to different risk factors in their working environment which makes them prone to various health hazards. The use of sharp tools and equipment, chemical based glues & adhesives and extreme environmental conditions may lead to risk of causing occupational injuries. The present investigation was carried out with an objective to find out the risk and problems faced by cobblers during their work. The respondents reported to have pain in various body regions along with tingling sensations and numbness. Sitting for nearly ten hours daily along roadside of a busy route often lead to headache and eye irritation among respondents.
How to cite this article:
Deepika Pandey, Aditi Vats. Effect of work environment on health & socioeconomic status of cobblers in repairing work. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(5):72-74.