A STUDY ON HEALTH CONDITIONS OF SANITARY WORKERS IN SALEM CORPORATIONJ. Sathya1 and J. Gayathri
The workers involved in the task of disposing waste in a hygienic manner were known as sanitary workers. Their nature work poses severe health threat to them, since they are handling hazardous and pathogenic wastes. In the developing countries like India, their conditions are still more pathetic. The sanitary workers were handling wastes without any safety measures and sanitary materials. Though many municipal corporations, engaged in the task of solid waste management have offered safety materials to sanitary workers, due to their ignorance and illiteracy the workers failed to use such materials. Thus due to their practice of unhygienic handling of waste they are vulnerable to many health risks. At this back drop this paper aimed to analyse the health conditions of sanitary workers in Salem Corporation, Tamil Nadu.