study was undertaken to study the occupational hazards and problems faced by
workers; working in leather processing units of Jaj-mau, Kanpur. A descriptive
research design was planned using survey and questionnaire method. Random
sampling technique was adopted to select sample of 15 leather manufacturing
units through lottery method, sample also included 75 workers.
result highlighted the fact that detrimental work practices in leather
processing units without the use of protective clothing resulted in various
types of physical, chemical, ergonomic, biological problems. The major problem
faced by workers was irritation in skin which comprised of dryness of skin,
cracks, itching owning to the exposure of chemicals. Shoulder pain comprised of
pain, stiffness, pain in hand and elbow due to the activity performed.
has played an important role for the development of civilization. From a very
older time men had used animal skin to satisfy their basic needs. They had used
animal skin to make clothes to protect their body from cold days of winter and
hot days of summer. Besides clothing they had used hides in making carpets,
shelter, and decorative attire. Now a days leather is used to make hand-bags,
key-chains, wallets, purses, passport-holders, jackets, belts, mobile-pouches,
hats, shoes, chappals, briefcases etc.