RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEHYDRATION WITH WORKING WORK ON SAND CARRIER WORKERS IN DEPOT PASIR MUTIARA

Ratno Purnamasari

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Background: Hot working environment could increase heat stress occurrence on workers
that could cause dehydration and working fatigue. This study aims to analyze the
relationship between dehydration and working fatigue on sand transport workers in
Mutiara Sand Depot. Method: This study is a cross sectional study with sand transport
workers in Mutiara Sand Depot as sample. Sample consist of 65 workers with inclusion
criteria workers whom had work for more than 2 years and permanent employee.
Dehydration measurement done by using urine color examination that taken after
working, meanwhile working fatigue measured based on working fatigue analysis using
Subjective Self Rating questionnaire (SSRT). Data analyzed by using chi-square test.
Result: Based on urine color examination almost all of the workers (95%) were
dehydrated, only 5% of the workers were not dehydrated. Working fatigue measurement
shows that most of workers (89%) experienced minor fatigue, 10% experienced fatigue,
and only 1% experienced major fatigue. Chi-Square test shows that there is a significant
relationship between dehydration and working fatigue (p=0,00). Conclusion: dehydration
have relationship with working fatigue on sand transport workers in Mutiara Sand Depot.


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