Determinants of Work Accidents in Traditional Divers in the Wakatobi Tourism Area of Southeast Sulawesi
This research aimed to examine the determinants of work accidents in traditional divers, such as their knowledge, medical history, availability of equipment as well as frequency, duration and depth of diving to the risk of work accidents. This study was carried out in Wakatobi Tourism Area in Southeast Sulawesi Province. The method used was quantitative research with a cross-sectional study design. The total of samples used was 139 traditional fishermen, who were obtained by using statistical
... using statistical analysis through cross tabulation, followed by Chi-Square test and logistic regression. The results showed that knowledge (p=0,000), medical history (p=0,000), equipment (p=0.018), diving frequency (p=0.003) and depth of dive (p=0,000) were significantly related to the risk of workplace accidents. In contrast, diving duration (p = 0.670) did not show a significant correlation with the risk of work accidents in traditional divers. The results of logistic regression analysis showed that the most correlated variablewith work accidents in traditional divers was knowledge (OR=0.012). Thus, to prevent work accidents in traditional divers, it is necessary to have coaching clinic or dissemination of information about the determinants of work accidents and diving training about correct and safe diving for traditional fishermen.