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Table 2 Knowledge about chemical hazards and protective measures among permanent and temporary particleboard workers in Ethiopia

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice related to chemical hazards and personal protective equipment among particleboard workers in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Total n (%) Employment status(n = 159) p value
Permanent (n = 121) n (%) Temporary (n = 38) n (%)
Know some chemical hazards 130(82) 105 (87) 25 (66) 0.007
Know some health effects 114(72) 97 (80) 17 (45) < 0.001
Know some relevant types of PPE 144(91) 121(100) 23(61) < 0.001
Know hazards other than chemicals 115(72) 93 (77) 22 (58) 0.038
Emergency exit is important 84(53) 81 (67) 3 (8) < 0.001
Know material safety data sheet 35(22) 34 (28) 1 (3) 0.002
Know/understand sign and symbols of safety 75(47) 71 (59) 4 (11) < 0.001
Know any safety rule in this workplace 89(56) 83 (69) 6 (16) < 0.001
Know job rotation reduces exposure to chemical hazard 113(71) 97 (80) 16 (42) < 0.001
Know break time during work reduces exposure to chemical hazard 140(88) 108 (89) 32 (84) 0.59
Have information on occupational health 63(40) 59(49) 4(11) < 0.001
Know the factory has obligation to maintain workers’ health 143(90) 110 (91) 33 (87) 0.676