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See detailIdentification des risques professionnels dans l’industrie textile en République Démocratique du Congo
Panda Lukongo, Kitronza ULg

in The Pan African Medical Journal. (2014), 19(373),

Introduction: The aim of this study is to highlight the occupational risk factors related to working conditions in DRC. Methods: The qualitative study was carried out by a multidisciplinary team in the ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The aim of this study is to highlight the occupational risk factors related to working conditions in DRC. Methods: The qualitative study was carried out by a multidisciplinary team in the textile industry of the north-eastern DRC, including an occupational physician, a public health physician, a toxicologist, two nursing from the center hospital plant, a representative of health committee and a prevention technician. The methodological approach consisted of interviews, observations and guided visit of workplace of the company. Results: In cotton, the effects of high exposure to pesticides can cause acute poisoning, chronic and even death. Other risks include accidents, occupational diseases, and psychological disorders. In industry, workers are exposed to risks associated with dusting of cotton fibers, traumatic risk factors, physical (noise, vibration) and chemical (strong acids, bases, solvents and inorganic dyes ) as well as factors related to the environment of the workplace including psychosocial. The environmental pollution and ecotoxicity are a result of the use of great quantities of agricultural inputs, fertilizers and pesticides. Conclusion: This study has highlighted the various risk factors that are subject textile workers and the environmental risks associated with this activity. This will allow the establishment of an effective strategy of prevention and protection. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude de prévalence du burnout dans la population des travailleurs belges
Schippers, Nathalie ULg; DE CIA, Julie ULg; Barbier, Marie ULg et al

Conference (2011, November 04)

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See detailPrevalence and screening of burnout among Belgian population
DE CIA, Julie ULg; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Schippers, Nathalie ULg et al

Poster (2011, May 26)

The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of burnout among Belgian workers through the identification of burnout cases within the practices of general practitioners (GP) and the health ... [more ▼]

The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of burnout among Belgian workers through the identification of burnout cases within the practices of general practitioners (GP) and the health surveillance carried out by occupational health physicians (OP) .The prevalence may be estimated at about 0,8 % of the Belgian population; this figure is similar among workers consulting GP and OP. [less ▲]

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See detailPROBLÈMES DE SANTÉ DANS L’INDUSTRIE TEXTILE EN RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO
Panda Lukongo, Kitronza ULg

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (2010), 31(6)(6),

ABSTRACT The objective of this work was to highlight the influence of the occupational conditions on the textile sector workers’ health in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We conduct an exploratory ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT The objective of this work was to highlight the influence of the occupational conditions on the textile sector workers’ health in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We conduct an exploratory cross-sectional study of two populations within a plant located at the North of the DRC : workers (N = 114) and executive or employees (N = 96). Our total sample data (N = 210) were collected by a questionnaire focused on the procedures, the exposures and the effects on health. Odds ratio (OR) and confidence interval at 95 % were estimated. For each significant diseases symptom, a regression model has been achieved in order to estimate OR adjusted for association of disease symptoms and occupational statute. Workers compared to employees present high frequencies and exposure rates for many diseases symptoms. These OR are respectively for cough (OR = 5,1 ; IC : 2,93-10,68) ; respiratory difficulty (OR = 2,9 ; IC : 1,42-6,42) thoracic pain (OR = 2,6 ; IC : 1,31-5,24) ; fever (OR = 2,4 ; IC : 1,27-4,50) ; upper limbs pain (OR = 4,8 ; IC : 2,55-8,80) ; neckshoulder pain (OR = 3,8 ; IC : 2,02-7,31) ; ocular diseases (OR = 2,2 ; IC : 1,17-3,89) and cutaneous diseases (OR = 2,5 ; IC : 1,18-5,46). The OR related to the libido loss is highest (OR = 5,5 ; IC : 2, 84-10,71). In the other hand, the OR of the neuropsychics disorders are lower than 1 in this comparison and are respectively of 0,5 (0,28-0,95) for tiredness ; 0,2 (0,08-0,28) for the lack of concentration and 0,07 (0,04-0,18) for the stress. In conclusion, the frequencies and high OR observed attest differences of the health issues between the workers and employees whose causes could be under the live and work conditions. These results should be confronted with those of other studies in health at the work [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude des facteurs associés dans la survenue des accidents du travail dans une industrie textile en République démocratique du Congo
Panda Lukongo, Kitronza ULg

in Archives des Maladies Professionnelles et de l'Environnement (2010), 71(2), 171-179

Objective This work aims at determining, in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the impact of the individual, socioprofessional and organizational characteristics in occupational ... [more ▼]

Objective This work aims at determining, in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the impact of the individual, socioprofessional and organizational characteristics in occupational accidents that occurred within a textile factory. Patients and methods We made a crosssectional study of two populations within the factory located in the NE of the DRC: Workmen (n = 114) and executives (n = 96). The data of our total sample (n = 210) were collected on the basis of a questionnaire administered to the workers and concerning procedures, exposures and health effects. Odds ratios (OR) and their confidence intervals at 95% were estimated. A model of logistic regression was constructed in order to assess the adjusted Ors between industrial accidents and individual and socio-organizational characteristics. Result The study highlighted a large number of occupational accident (60,5%) in the sample studied during 2007. The studied variables are: age (OR 2.3 (2.84–10.71)] for age less than or equal to 38 years; seniority (OR 1.95 [1.27–1.97]). Association between the occurrence of accidents alcohol consumption (55%) as well as cigarette smoking (28%) was also highlighted, ORs are respectively 2.7 (1.57–4.99) and 2.9 (1.47–7.38). The socio-organizational characteristics present ORs of respectively 2.3 (1.76–6.02) for work status, 1.9 (1.64–9.40) for work conditions and 1.7 (1.20–3.61) for job satisfaction. Conclusion The frequencies and OR observed in our study demonstrates a significant association between individual and organizational factors and the occurrence of occupational accidents within the textile company. These results, the first in this field, in DRC must however be confronted with those of other studies concerning health at work in other fields. Thus, we recommend a total assumption of responsibility through concerted action between the various partners and measures to be taken, jointly in the regulatory technical and medical fields. [less ▲]

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