International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B
Assessment of pulmonary function test among employees of petrol filling stations
Indumathy V, Dr. Gandhimathi M and Dr. Kishore J
In the current scenario, the health-related issues at the workplace are steadily increasing. Amongst various factors, one of the reasons for the atmospheric pollution to be raised, is an increase in the number of vehicles, as there is a marked trend towards urbanization. Health effects of occupational exposure to gasoline and air pollution from vehicular sources are relatively unexplored among petrol filling station workers. The objectives of the present study were to (1) assess the vital parameters among employees of petrol filling stations. (2) assess the pulmonary function test among employees of petrol filling stations. A total of 40 employees from selected petrol filling stations at New Delhi have participated in the study. Highest 40% of employees had more than 2 years of exposure. Regarding type of work, majority (74%) were service station attendants and least (8%) were managers. Highest percentage of employees (88%) worked for more than 5 days in a week. Similarly, highest percentage employees (80%) worked 8hours in a day and 48 hours per week. The results revealed normal vital organ function and longer the occupational exposure, the higher the incidence of respiratory morbidity among the employees. The reasons behind this increase are not using personal protective equipment and occupational exposure.