IJMTES – OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CONSIDERATION IN GARMENTS INDUSTRY

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CONSIDERATION IN GARMENTS INDUSTRY

Author’s Name : N Sumathi | N Karthikeyan | K Shanmugam  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 10 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 4-6

Abstract – Readymade Garment (RMG) Sector in Bangladesh has been playing a vital role in creating employment opportunity for the rural marginal people for the last two decades. At present 5,100 garment factories are operating in this country and 3.6 million workers are working there in which more than 80 percent of them are female. From the beginning it is largely apparent that the health status of the female garment workers is not well enough to do their work properly. Keeping this in mind, the study was conducted to find out the health status of the female workers. In this study, 200 female workers of Bangladesh were interviewed to identify the major diseases they experienced. The study reveals that the majority of the female workers in the garment sector suffer from the diseases like problems in bones, abortion complexity, dermatitis, back pain, eye stain, pruritus, malnutrition, respiratory problems, hepatitis (Jandice), gastric pain, fatigue, fever, abdomen pain, common cold, and helminthiasis. The policy makers and other concern bodies should take necessary measures to ensure good health of the garment workers. It will help female workers to be more productive and their contribution to the country will be enhanced.  

Keywords— Diseases, Garment Sector, Health Hazard, Health Status, Safety Measures

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