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The Indonesian Journal of Occupational Safety and Health

ISSN 2301-8046

Vol. 1 / No. 1 / Published : 2012-12

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Original Article :

Grinder vibration exposure and subjective complaints (hand arm vibration syndrome) on labor in abadi dental laboratory surabaya

Author :

  1. Muhammad Syaiful Hidayat*1
  1. Departemen Keselamatan Kerja Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat

Abstract :

Dental laboratory is a laboratory for produced dentures. In production process, dental laboratory workers are exposed to various dangers: both chemical and physical dangers. One of the physical dangers is mechanical vibration. grinder vibration is used during labor for more than 4 hours or even 8 hours a day, so it is possible to cause health disorder in physic, physiology and performance. Therefore, prevention is needed to reduce complaints that may arise on the workers. This research aims at studying the incidence of subjective health complaints (hand arm vibration syndrome) due to dental grinder vibration on dental laboratory workers in Abadi Dental Laboratory Surabaya.This research was a descriptive observational research in which the data were take using cross sectional approach. The subject of the research was 18 laboratory workers, drawn from the total population. Variables in the research were individual characteristics (age, sex, work hour and work duration), the intensity of grinder vibration exposure, and subjective complaints.The result of the subjective complaints (hand arm vibration syndrome) of the dental laboratory workers in Abadi Dental Laboratory showed that from 18 person, there were 13 person (72%) who had a subjective complaints . The factors which related to subjective complaints were age (p=0,002) and worked duration (p=0,002). Unrelated factors of subjective complaints were sex (p=0,278) and work hour (p=0,114).

Keyword :

subjective complaints, hand arm vibration syndrome, Dental laboratory, grinder vibration exposure,

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