Assess the knowledge and problem faced by the spray painters working in small scale auto garages in Sriperumbudhur
Tamilselvi S and Balraj S
Paint products are widely used in industry to provide surface coating for protection against corrosion, for appearance, as electrical insulation, for fire retardation and for other special purposes. Basically paints are a mixture of pigments, solvents and other additives to enhance the performance of paint, like dryers and hardeners.
Objective: The main objective of the study is to assess the knowledge and problems among the 60 spray painters who are working in small scale auto garages at sriperumbudhur.
Methods: Descriptive study was used to assess the knowledge and problems faced by the spray painters, 60 samples who met the inclusion criteria were selected by convenience sampling technique. Data was collected by using structured interview questionnaire.
Results: Out of 60 samples 23(38.3%) painters had inadequate knowledge, 32(58.3%) painters had moderate level of knowledge, and 5(8.3%) painters had adequate knowledge, and 22 (36.6%) of samples having symptoms of cough, 13 (21.6%) of samples having breathing difficulty, 23(38.3%) of samples having skin problems, 17(28.3%) of samples having eye problems.
Conclusion: The study finding revealed that it is important to create an awareness among the spray painters, by creating an awareness among spray painters to use protective equipments and helps in improving their health.