Awareness About Impacts of Heavy Workload on Health: An Empirical Study Among Sanitary Workers
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Keywords:Awareness, Impact, Health, Heavy workload, Sanitary worker, Tirunelveli city
This survey, quantitative and empirical based descriptive research study has the objective of identifying the perception of the sanitary workers towards the impacts of heavy workload on their health. In order to achieve this objective, the study sampled 80 sanitary workers from the leading private multi-speciality hospitals in Tirunelveli city of Tamil Nadu, India using convenience and judgement sampling techniques. From the chosen respondents the primary data were collected using schedule method of data collection with the help of structured self-made questionnaire. The secondary data were collected from journals and projects to add appropriate significance to the study. The result of the study analysed having administered the percentage method discovered that majority of the respondents reported that: ‘they know somewhat’ that heavy workload causes tiredness, disturbance in sleeping, weight loss and getting the appearance of old age; ‘they know less’ that heavy workload causes generalised body pain and joints pain; and ‘they do not know anything’ that heavy workload causes stress, issues in appetite, respiratory and stomach disorders, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cardio vascular disorders
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