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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART E

Reasons of workplace hazards faced by elderly

Author(s): Neha Mishra and Shalini Agarwal
Abstract:
Later adulthood or period of old age starts from the age of sixty. At this age most individual lost their job because they are retired from active services. But in the present scenario, when elderly try to keep them busy by doing some or the other jobs. They try to keep them engaged in varied jobs. They try to do even those jobs which are entirely new to them and in this context; they faced workplace hazards which could be because of various reasons. Therefore need was identified to identify “Reasons of Workplace Hazards Faced by Elderly”. The major findings of the study showed that 85.7% male respondents whereas 100% female respondents said that excessive work pressure was the reason while 52.3% male respondent and 66% female respondent agreed that too much noise was the reason of workplace hazard, while 47.6% male respondent and 66% female respondent were agreed that slippery flooring was the reason of workplace hazards. 61.9% male respondent said that not well lighted stairs was the reason of workplace hazards. The descriptive research designs were used for the study. A total of 120 respondents were selected from Lucknow city. The sample was collected from four different areas of Lucknow city. The data were collected using a self prepared interview schedule along with checklist.
Pages: 261-263  |  127 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Neha Mishra and Shalini Agarwal. Reasons of workplace hazards faced by elderly. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(3): 261-263.
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