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Paper ID: 103

Apron effectiveness of convection waste Materials in reducing ultraviolet light exposure (UV) On Skin Irritation in Welding Workers in Paron District, Ngawi

Deni Setiawan1, Sumardiyono2, and Prabang Setyono3

1Faculty of Postgraduate School, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

2 Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

3 Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia


Welding work is a job that has a high risk for health for those who carry out welding activities. In the non-formal industry, many workers do not pay attention to the health aspect in carrying out welding activities. The problem in non-formal industry is the problem of business capital, so that non-formal workers ignore their health factor because buying personal protective equipment is not possible. The manufacture of personal protective equipment for UV exposure is an apron. Utilizing jeans waste to be used as apron material is an alternative to bridge the capital problem of non-formal workers and as an effort to recycle unused waste. The initial stage is to test the effectiveness of jeans waste by testing UV exposure between the unprotected jeans fabric and after the jean fabric is present. Measurements were carried out using a Lutron brand of UV light meter, data showed that jeans were very effective in reducing UV exposure from welding activities. So that the apron of jeans material can protect skin irritation from exposure to ultraviolet rays produced by welding activities

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