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Table 4 Attitudes of particleboard workers about overall workplace hazards and safety 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 (%)
Workplace is hazardous to health 132(83) 100(83) 32(84) 1
I should use PPE during work 155(98) 120(99) 35(92) 0.06
Employer has responsibility to reduce exposure of hazards 143(90) 109(90) 34(90) 1
All PPE has same level of protection 77(48) 46(38) 31(82) < 0.001
I should follow workplace safety rule 143(90) 118(98) 25(66) < 0.001
PPE is relevant in workplace 153(96) 119(98) 34(90) 0.04
Employer should supply PPE 153(96) 118(98) 35(92) 0.296
I should always use PPE 148(93) 112(93) 36(95) 0.925
Safety training is relevant 137(86) 113(93) 24(63) < 0.001
Safety professionals are relevant 150(94) 118(98) 32(84) 0.007
Feel satisfied with my work 117(74) 96(79) 21(55) 0.006