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Occupational Stress Index of Indian Footwear Factory Workers

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.4, No. 5)

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Page : 203-209

Keywords : Footwear factory workers; Occupational Stress; Work Pressure; High demand; Avoidance; Workplace design;

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Stress can be defined as a process where environmental stimuli place undue strain on a human being, resulting in physical and psychological changes that increase the risk of disease. Nowadays, almost a fifth of the worldwide workforce is engaged in shift. Working for long working hour and late night shifts is one of the most common reasons for stress among the workers. Working environment and wages in India are different from the ones in western countries. Lack of control over work, workplace, and employment status is also among the one of the major sources of stress and a critical health risk for some workers. Considering all these factors a need was felt to assess the Occupational Stress Index of Indian Footwear Factory Workers A convenience sample of 530 workers was taken from footwear factory in West Delhi, India. Both male and female between 30 45 years working in footwear factories were included. The mean age of the male workers was 39.78±4.44 years and the mean age of the female workers was 35.88±4.74. The workers were assessed on Generic Occupational Stress Index. At last they were given a patient education booklet explaining occupational therapy program for safe, healthy, and efficient physical and mental health status. The Total OSI Score of Male workers was M±SD 77.02 ± 20.28 while that of Female workers was M±SD 79.72 ± 18.13, t=2.39, p=0.009 . Results also showed that the Occupational stress of the female workers was more as compared to male workers. From the results we concluded that Working environment, Work schedule, Work load, Work pressure, Workplace design, Work posture are the factors that causes significant occupational stress among the factory workers and workers must be screened out for Occupational health risk on the regular basis. There is a need for improvement in work environment, work design, and working conditions in the factory. Kiran Sharma "Occupational Stress Index of Indian Footwear Factory Workers" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-5 , August 2020, URL: Paper Url :

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