Abstract: Hazards at the workplace like dust exposure could interference the respiratory function impairment effects. Several factors of the worker’s characteristics itself could affect the lungcondition such as age, smoking habits, medical history, personal protective equipment, nutritional status, exercise habits and working period. The purpose of this research is to know the description of the characteristics and lung forced of vital capacity of workers at hot mix asphalt production in PT. Sabaritha Perkasa Abadi 2014.
This research is a descriptive research with cross-sectional design, with sample is 12 people (Total Sampling). To analize of data is using descriptive statistics where each variable of the research will be presented in the form of frequency distribution table The results of research showed that 6 workers (50.0 %) aged less than 32 years old and 6 (50.0 %) of workers aged over 32 years, all workers have no history of pulmonary disease, 11 workers (91.7 %) are smoker and 10 workers (90.9 %) are light smokers, 9 workers (75.0 %) wearing PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) in workplace , 7 workers (58,3 %) worked under 1 years, 8 workers (66.7 %) have normal nutritional status, 11 workers (91.7 %) not exercising, and the results of forced vital capacity test showed that all workers had normal forced vital capacity.
The suggestion are the company have to make a smoking ban in workplace, provide PPE for workers and make all workers to wear it, do the workers examination in regularly, workers have to stop smoke and doing of exercise regularly.
Penulis: Dyah Ayu Wulandari, Lina Tarigan, Halinda Sari Lubis
Kode Jurnal: jpkesmasdd140437