Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) of Petroleum Stations Worker’s towards Adverse Health Effects of their Activities, Khartoum State, Sudan (2013-2015)

Omer H.Mohamed, M. Elhassan Abdelelah, Abdalla I. Abdalla, Mariam H.Mohamed, ABDELKARIM CHAOUIKI

Abstract


Considerable attention has been subjected towards the hazards of petroleum station activities and their expected impacts on health and environment. This study involved 15 fuels station and 99 workers in Khartoum State, Sudan. Three cities were selected for the study, including Greater Khartoum, Khartoum North, and Omdurman. The aims the current study is to assess Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice (KAP) of workers involved in petroleum station’s activities towards the expected adverse health effects of their activities. The study adopted scientific methods for data collection, including specific questionnaire targeting the workers and a check list regarding the safety measures of the selected fuel stations. The collected data were analyzed by using the SPSS-Software version (17). The obtained results revealed that, more than 90% of the workers weren’t having pre- or periodic medical examinations, and their commitments towards wearing safety shoes and uniform were 8% and 75%, respectively. Also, the results showed that 87% of the selected petroleum stations having orientation and emergency training, while 91.3% and 95.7% haven’t got Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Measurement Reports (EMR), respectively. Furthermore, the workplace environment observational assessment explained that 86.6% of the selected petroleum stations were inadequate.


Keywords


Fuel station; Workers; Khartoum State; Health Effects

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ISSN: 2509-2065

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