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1Department of Occupational and Legal Medicine, University Gamal Abdel Nasser, Conakry, Guinea
2Department of Occupational and Legal Medicine, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Introduction: Occupational risks represent a problem of health at work in the world; they are defined by the probability that an event puts a person in a dangerous situation within the framework of the exercise of a trade. Material and Method: A prospective descriptive study lasting 6 months from May 2021 to November 2021, the general objective of which was to evaluate the occupational risks among garage owners in the commune of Ratoma. RESULTS: the male gender was the most dominant, the most represented age group was 25-35 years old (41.58%). The most common level of education was primary school. The majority of garages were located in the commune of Ratoma. The most common work position was master followed by assistant. The most common work experience was 5 years followed by 2 to 5 years. Most of our respondents had had an accident at work. When asked if they had ever heard of an accident at work, 95.5% of our respondents said yes. During our survey the most frequent work accidents were slips followed by burns, the most used protective equipment was glasses followed by helmets. Conclusion: accidents in the construction industry represent a real occupational health problem. Of the 400 workers involved in accidents, 40% were under 25 years of age; around 30% had a secondary education; 52.3% did not have sufficient PPE; 80% of accidents were caused by inappropriate gestures and 99.5% had not received any safety training.
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Habib Toure, Diédhiou Bocar Baïla, Toure Cheik Amadou, Armandine Eusebia Roseline Diatta. (2023). Evaluation of Professional Risks in the Informal Sector: Case of the Car Garages of Conakry. European Journal of Preventive Medicine, 11(4), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ejpm.20231104.14
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