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Kesehatan Lingkungan

ISSN 1829-7285

Vol. 4 / No. 2 / Published : 2008-01

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Original Article :

Coal dust exposure and respiratory disorders among coal stockpile’s field workers

Author :

  1. Qomariyatus Sholihah*1
  2. Laily Khairiyati*2
  3. Ratna Setyaningrum*3
  1. Program Studi Kesehatan Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Lambung Mangkurat Banjarbaru
  2. Program Studi Kesehatan Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Lambung Mangkurat Banjarbaru
  3. Program Studi Kesehatan Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Lambung Mangkurat Banjarbaru

Abstract :

PT. Kalimantan Prima Persada Sungai Puting is a coal stockpile company. Field worker division is the most risky to coal respirable dust exposure. The purpose of this research was to identify the respirable dust rate in work environment and respiratory disorder among coal stockpile’s field workers. This was a descriptive study with cross sectional approach. Sample of coal respirable dust was taken by performing the measurement four locations in field PT. Kalimantan Prima Persada. The information about respiratory disorder was collected by interviewing 28 workers using by a questionnaire. The coal respirable dust had slightly above the threshold limit that was 2.19 mg/m3. Field worker’s respiratory disorders were cough with or without expectoration (49.15%), breathless (13.56%), asthma (11.86%), chest complaints (10.17%) and dust allergic (5.08%). Respondents characteristic were 15-30 years old (78.57%), level of education were senior high school (64.28%), and had work period 3-4 years (53.57%).

Keyword :

Respirable coal dust, respiratory disorder, coal stockpile’s field workers,


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