The Impact of Wastewater Treatment Plants Transmitted Diseases on ITS Workforce
Ramiz Assaf, Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Business and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 2852-2856 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L30331081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3033.1081219
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Abstract: This work represents the research, analysis, and recommendation of a study that examined how wastewater treatment plants in the National Water Company in Jeddah workers get exposed to diseases in those environments which later affects their health and performance. The work carried out enables the company to evaluate how the most important risk is that of the employees contracting hepatitis A. In this case, the research was carried on 300 workers on National Water Company in Jeddah who works in these plants. The research study method or design used was an epidemiology perspective cohort study. All these workers had a similar characteristic which was the work environment but differed in various factors such as age, gender, and family history. The aim of the prospective cohort study was to see how workers safety is an issue, how the disease affects the performance of the workers and the cost side as well as how the Human Recourse department finds it hard in finding new employees. In this regard, it is important to note that preventing the disease is considerably more cost-efficient for the company that has to pay for the medical treatment of the sick employees and hire new employees that will perform the work of those sick while they recover. The report ends with both engineering and health recommendations that should be put in place to curb all the issues that wastewater brings to the workers.
Keywords: Wastewater, Disease, Case Study, Jeddah, Treatment, Hepatitis A.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology