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Table 3 Practice related responses of the participants (N = 451), Ethiopia, 2017

From: Low levels of knowledge and practice of occupational hazards among flower farm workers in southwest Shewa zone, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional analysis

Items Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Use of health and safety instructions
 No 212 47.0
 Yes 239 53.0
Regular use of safe procedures
 No 265 58.8
 Yes 186 41.2
Experience of immediate reporting of sudden occurrences/events
 Not reported 193 42.8
 Reported 258 57.2
Proper use of instructions and consultations given by owners
 No 293 65.0
 Yes 158 35.0
Regular use of PPE
 No 271 60.1
 Yes 180 40.9
Appropriate use of available PPE
 No 262 58.1
 Yes 189 41.9
Feel comfortable with the use of PPE
 No 383 84.9
 Yes 68 15.1
Often use information on material safety data sheet (MSDS)
 No 309 68.9
 Yes 142 31.5
Proper use of information and working materials provided by the owners
 No 211 46.8
 Yes 240 53.2
Considering wind direction when spraying chemicals and herbicides
 No 329 72.9
 Yes 122 27.1
Proper use of first aid services & other emergency measures available during incidence occurrences
 No 324 71.8
 Yes 127 28.2
Proper use of accident prevention & control methods available
 No 339 75.2
 Yes 112 24.8
Follow safe disposal of wastes
 No 217 48.1
 Yes 234 51.2
Use of proper disposal mechanism with the types of wastes emitted from farm
 No 277 61.4
 Yes 174 38.6
Never use of empty containers of raw materials for other use
 No 255 56.5
 Yes 196 43.5
Never doing unwanted (un-recommended) activities while working
 No 274 60.8
 Yes 177 39.2
  1. Keys: MSDS Material safety data sheets