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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

A study on occupational health hazards among cooks of hotels


Author(s): Khalid Rashid Malik and Abdul Roof Rather

Abstract: No doubt food services industry is creating a huge employment in India but at the very time research had recorded various incidences of work related problems among the cooks in different food outlets. The purpose of this study was to examine the Occupational Health Hazards among Cooks of Hotels. Fifty (50) male cooks from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, of the age group 30 to 45 years, were selected through random sampling. Data was collected using a self made questionnaire, Interview and also measurement of Abdomen, Buttocks and Forearm was done and recorded accordingly. Back Pain (41.5%) was the most evident health hazard among the cooks. Besides that fat composition in Abdomen (M=38.34, SD=3.65) was found more than Buttocks (M=32.10, SD=3.49) and Forearm (M=29.94, SD=2.84). 55% of cooks were obese and 45% were towards obese. It was concluded that hotel cooks were under a great threat of occupational health hazards and measures should be taken to safe guard their lives.

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How to cite this article:
Khalid Rashid Malik, Abdul Roof Rather. A study on occupational health hazards among cooks of hotels. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(1):27-28.
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