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FACTORS AFFECTING EFFECTIVE USE OF SAFETY WEARS AMONG SITE OPERATIVES: LESSONS FROM INDIGENOUS FIRMS IN SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIA.

Ogundipe , Kunle Elizah and Owolabi, J. D and Olanipekun, E. A and Olaniran, Hezekiah Farayola and Akuete, Eseohe and Fagbenle , Ayoola O. FACTORS AFFECTING EFFECTIVE USE OF SAFETY WEARS AMONG SITE OPERATIVES: LESSONS FROM INDIGENOUS FIRMS IN SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIA. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research. ISSN 0973-4562 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Work related hazard is not a new phenomenon but its frequent occurrence on sites remain a major setback towards successful projects delivery. The study assessed factors affecting effective use of safety wears on construction sites. Based on snowball and random sampling technique, 128 copies of questionnaire were administered to participants with years of experience on construction management. The outcome of the study revealed that the top aspect of safety practices currently explored by the indigenous construction firms on sites include: provision of temporary fence, provision of accidents prevention procedure and development and frequently review of Safety Policy for building projects. The result of Independent Samples T-test showed the top three factors preventing effective use of safety wears on construction sites are: inadequate engagement of Safety Managers on sites, lack of proper training on effective use of safety wears and workers failure to adapt with safety practices as it was against their traditional training. This paper concluded that effective use of audio and visual displaying gadgets on site, conducting in-house safety training for the workers and ensure one Safety Manager is employ on every construction sites will go a long way in improving workers safety practices on sites.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Kunle Elizah Ogundipe
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 08:59
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 08:59
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10239

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