Assessment of the chemical hazard awareness of petrol tanker driver: A case Study


Understanding the tanker driver hazard awareness on chemical exposure is important to ensure that they are fortified with the appropriate information regarding the risk of their occupation. This present study was conducted to determine the awareness of the petrol tanker driver on the chemical exposure during transportation petroleum product. The assessment on hazardous awareness of the petrol tank driver was conducted through questionnaire survey. Wherein, the questionnaire was designed with considering the variables of age of the driver, working experience, working hours in a day and knowledge on chemical hazard presence in the petroleum oil. A reliability test of Cronbach’s Alpha was performed to validate the questionnaire and the Chi-Square test was conducted to determine the correlation among the studied variables. The findings of the present study revealed that the drivers who are frequently come into direct contact with petrol cannot identify the spillage had occurred during working. The study identified that there is an urgency to conduct training on safe handling of petroleum oil in order to eliminate the risk of chemical hazards exposure to the tanker driver.

Authors: Syimir Fizal AN, Sohrab Hossain M, Alkarkhi AFM(1), Oyekanmi AA, Hashim SRM, Khalil NA, Zulkifli M, Ahmad Yahaya AN.
; Full Source: Heliyon. 2019 Aug 26;5(8):e02368. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02368. eCollection 2019 Aug.