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Health and Safety in the Workplace:Implication for Peak Performance in NigerianWorkspaces

Allo, T. and Imhonopi,, David and Udume, Mercy and Olonade, Olawale Yinusa (2021) Health and Safety in the Workplace:Implication for Peak Performance in NigerianWorkspaces. In: 37th IBIMA Conference, 30-31 May 2021, Cordoba, Spain.

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Health and safety in the workplace are all-encompassing prevention concepts that comprise many strate-gies to reduce risks, threats, and hazards from various work-related to mishaps and accidents. Manywork environments are dangerous and unconducive for staff and employees, particularly in Nigeria andother developing countries, given the attendant lack of the much-needed capital to invest in healthy andconducive workspaces. This study assessed health and safety in the workplace as an implication forpeak performance in Nigerian workspaces. The study adopts a contextual analysis where literature fromsecondary sources was examined. Findings show a high rate of health risks and hazardous working envi-ronments for workers, which is affecting their peak performances. Therefore, it is recommended thatplausible solutions such as health orientations, material provisions, regular-checkups workable policies,and programs should be harnessed to safeguard the health of Nigerian workers. There should also be re-duced working hours, regular workplace evaluations, and prompt payment of salaries and wages, whichshould be commensurate with the level of hazards workers encounter. Lastly, there should be the imple-mentation of occupational health and safety management (OHSM) rules and regulations in Nigerianworkplaces

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2023 13:19
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2023 13:19

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