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A study to assess knowledge on occupational health hazards among the workers of jaggery factory with special emphasis to prepare health educational material in selected jaggery..

al health hazards. Objective of doing this study is to determine the effectiveness of health educational material on occupational health hazards among the jaggery factory workers in terms of gain in knowledge. To find out the association between the knowledge and demographical variable of jaggery factory workers. Material & Methods used for the study is the Evaluative approach with Quasi experimental (one group for pre-test and post-test) design was used. Study was conducted at Jaggery factory located in Kolhapuron 100 subjects from selected jaggery factories within 30 to 35 kilometers around Kolhapur. Using Convenience sampling technique with randomly allocation of groups, It was observed that Overall Mean knowledge regarding occupational health hazards in the jiggery factory among the subjects was (33%) had good knowledge, (61%) had average, while ( 6%) had poor knowledge.2) The overall Mean knowledge about knowledge on prevention on occupational health hazards in jiggery factories among the subjects was (12%) had good knowledge, (87%) had average while (1 %) had poor knowledge.3) It was evident that maximum number of subjects had average knowledge on prevention/ control on occupational health hazards in jiggery factories among the subjects was (27 %) had good knowledge, (67%) had average while (6 %) had poor knowledge.4) Calculated 2 values showed there is the statistically significant association between education ( p< 0.0215) level of significance regarding occupational health hazards in the jaggery factory. Therefore, education plays an important role in lack of knowledge regarding occupational health hazards in the jaggery factory workers

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