Heat stress is a factor of the physical hazards of work environment that can cause mild to severe of physiological disorders. Makassar Trade Centre (MTC) and Karebosi Link are shopping centers that number of visitors vehicles on weekends reached 6.871 cars and 10.100 units of motorcycle. Heat coming from the vehicle's engine was trapped that potentially cause health problems for employees in the basement parking as a field employee and a computer operator. The aim of this study to find the correlation of heat stress, period of employment, length of work, shift work, and consumption of drinking water with subjective complaints due to heat stress in employees in the basement parking of MTC Karebosi and Karebosi Link Makassar. The type of this research are analytical survey with cross sectional study design to 98 employees of basement parking obtained with exhaustive sampling. Correlation analysis between variables using chi square test. The results showed that employees who are exposed to heat stress are not eligible more likely to have severe complaints is 67,9% with p value = 0,001, employees with long of employment period more likely to have severe complaints is 42,9% with p value = 1,000, employees with un qualify length of work more likely to have severe complaints is 68,4% with p value = 0,014, employees who are worked to b shift (15.00-23.00) more likely to have severe complaints is 44,4% with p value = 0,731, and employees with not enough of drinking water consumption more likely to have severe complaints is 50,8% with p value = 0,018. The conclusion, there are correlation between heat stress, length of work, and drinking water consumption with subjective complaints. While periode of employement and shift work have no correlation with subjective complaints. Therefore it is necessary to periodically measure the work climate, review of work length with appropriate threshold limit of heat stress, and lots of drinking water with frequently (every 20-30 minutes).
- Heat Stress, Subjective Complaints, Basement Parking Employee.
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