HUBUNGAN ANTARA INTENSITAS KEBISINGAN DAN KARAKTERISTIK PEKERJA DENGAN TEKANAN DARAH KARYAWAN INDUSTRI MINYAK KELAPA PT. SARI KEMBANG PEMANGKAT 2021
Noise is unwanted sound (Suma'mur, 2014). Exposure to high noise can endanger workers' health such as audiotory and nonaudiotory disorders like the increased of blood pressure or hypertension, the increased of pulse, sleep disturbances, irritability, communication disorders, balance disorders and others (Soeripto, 2008). PT. Sari Kembang Pemangkat is one of the coconut oil industries in Pemangkat, with several workspaces with noise that exceeds 85 dB. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relation between noise intensity and workers' characteristics with employees' blood pressure of PT. Sari Kembang Pemangkat. The design of this study was an observational analysis with a cross sectional approach. The research samples were 34 people. Bivariate data were analyzed by using chi-square test. There was no relation between noise intensity and blood pressure (p = 0.901); There was a relation between age and blood pressure (p = 0.000); There was no relation between length of work and blood pressure (p = 0.901); There was a relation between years of service and blood pressure (p = 0.042) and there was no relation between smoking habits and blood pressure (p = 0.409). It is recommended to the employees and the company to take good care of the equipments, to replace worn parts and provide lubricant to all moving parts, to install vibration dampers using rubber pads, to hang sound-absorbing materials in the workplaces so that the noise generated by the machines can be reduced less than 85 dB.