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Occupational Ocular Injuries and Utilization of Eye Protective Devices among Sawmill Workers in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria

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Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, Saint Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine 999183, Trinidad and Tobago
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Department of Optometry, Madonna University Elele, Elele 5001, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Vision 2021, 5(4), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/vision5040060
Received: 1 September 2021 / Revised: 26 October 2021 / Accepted: 28 October 2021 / Published: 9 December 2021
In this work, we carried out a cross-sectional study to assess occupational ocular injuries and utilization of eye protective devices among sawmill workers in the Ojo local government area of Lagos State, Nigeria A structured questionnaire was used to conduct face-to-face interviews among the sawmill workers. Pearson’s chi-squared test and t-test were used to test associations between variables. A p-value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. A total of 215 sawmill workers with a mean age of 37.08 ± 12.07 years participated in the study. A majority (55.8%) of the participants were male (93.7%), and a majority were 21–40 years old (55.8%). Of the participants, 78.6% were aware of occupational ocular injuries and 17.7% used ocular safety devices. The major barrier to the use of eye protective devices was unavailability (43%). Workers who were ≥20 years old (p < 0.001), who received a monthly salary of less than USD 100 (p < 0.043), who had work experience of ≥10 years (p < 0.04), who were aware of ocular hazards (p < 0.03), and who did not use protective eye devices (p < 0.02) were significantly associated with occupational ocular injuries compared to others. The prevalence of occupational ocular injuries and the utilization of eye safety devices among the sawmill workers in the current study were comparable to findings from other studies. Based on the results of our study, we advise the provision of ocular protective devices for sawmill workers and policies to enforce regular utilization. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupational ocular injuries; utilization of eye protective devices; sawmill workers; Nigeria occupational ocular injuries; utilization of eye protective devices; sawmill workers; Nigeria
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Ezinne, N.E.; Ekemiri, K.K.; Nwanali Daniel, M.A. Occupational Ocular Injuries and Utilization of Eye Protective Devices among Sawmill Workers in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Vision 2021, 5, 60. https://doi.org/10.3390/vision5040060

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Ezinne NE, Ekemiri KK, Nwanali Daniel MA. Occupational Ocular Injuries and Utilization of Eye Protective Devices among Sawmill Workers in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Vision. 2021; 5(4):60. https://doi.org/10.3390/vision5040060

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Ezinne, Ngozika E., Kingsley K. Ekemiri, and Maryann A. Nwanali Daniel. 2021. "Occupational Ocular Injuries and Utilization of Eye Protective Devices among Sawmill Workers in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria" Vision 5, no. 4: 60. https://doi.org/10.3390/vision5040060

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