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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-34

Effectiveness of video-assisted teaching program on safety measures followed by the employees working in the silica-based industry in Puducherry, India


1 Division of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Health Nursing, RMCN, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Karaline Karunagari
Division of Community Health Nursing, RMCN, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.183834

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Introduction: Employees constitute a large and important sector of the world's population. The global labor force is about 2,600 million and 75% of this force is working in developing countries. Occupational health and safety (OHS) must be managed in every aspect of their work. Occupational safety and health (OSH), also commonly referred to as OHS or workplace health and safety (WHS) is an area concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people engaged in any employment. The goal of OSH is to foster a safe and healthy work environment. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of video-assisted teaching program on safety measures. Materials and Methods: A total of 105 employees were selected from M/s ACE Glass Containers Ltd. at Puducherry, India using the convenience sampling technique. Pretest was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire. Subsequent video-assisted teaching was conducted by the investigator after which posttest was conducted. Results and Conclusion: Video-assisted teaching program was found to be effective in improving the knowledge, attitude, and practice of the subjects. Periodical reorientation on safety measures are needed for all the employees as it is essential for promoting the well-being of employees working in any industry.






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