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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 715-727
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.086


Studies on Performance of Different Type of Hand Protection Devices on Women Workers for Fish Dressing Operation in Seafood Processing Industries
S.M. Shaikh1*, A.U. Pagarkarand Abhay Kumar3
1College of Fisheries, Shirgaon (Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli), Ratnagiri - 415 629, India
 2Marine Biological Research Station (Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli), Ratnagiri - 415 612, India
3Mumbai Research Centre of CIFT, Vashi, Navi Mumbai – 400703, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Currently, fish consumption is growing worldwide, especially due to the demand for healthier foods and also the improvement of processes, increasing the shelf life and providing easiness in the preparation and consumption of these products. The fisheries sector is a powerful income and employment generation for maritime nation. Fish dressing operation is one of the most important operations in fish processing industry. However, doing various fish dressing operations several occupational health problems such as injuries, skin and respiratory allergic manifestations occurs among fish processing workers. These occupational health problems result in increased incapacity and absenteeism among affected workers. To prevent these problems, performance and suitability of five different types of hand protection devices viz., finger coats, medical examination, sterile surgical, cotton and combination of medical examination and cotton gloves on women workers were tested during fish dressing operation. The present study subjected to ten female workers. The highest mean working capacity was found for combination of medical examination gloves (in side) and cotton gloves (outside) as 42.4 kg/hr (P ˂0.05) with more acceptability, very fast to work, no injuries in hands. The significant difference (p<0.05) was observed among different types of hand protection. Hence, the present study suggest that combination of medical examination gloves (in side) and cotton gloves are better as a first line of defense in order to protect the hand from ice and cold water shocks, injuries and peeing of hand during fish dressing operation.


Keywords: Hand protection devices, Gloves, Fish dressing, Ergonomics in fish processing
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Shaikh, S.M., A.U. Pagarkar and Abhay Kumar. 2019. Studies on Performance of Different Type of Hand Protection Devices on Women Workers for Fish Dressing Operation in Seafood Processing Industries.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 715-727. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.086