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The Effect of Accidents On The Productivity Of Some Companies In North-Eastern States Of Nigeria

Inegbenebor, A.O. (1999) The Effect of Accidents On The Productivity Of Some Companies In North-Eastern States Of Nigeria. J.Soc.& Mgt. Sci, 6. pp. 46-52.

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A case study was carried out on five major companies in the NorthEastern States of Nigeria, to evaluate the effect ofindustrial accidents on their productivi~)'· The companies were Ashaka Cement Plc Gombe State, Savannah Sugar Company Adama'vva State, Asbestos Nigeria Limited Bauchi State, Maiduguri Flour Mill and Nigeria Bottling Company Pic Maiduguri both in Barno State. Data for t(1is study were based partially on companies pe1formance records over ten years which emanated from the questio.nnaires for tli~ workers on th.e pr~duction line, lora/ intervi~w of the semor personnel m the productwn !me and lastly by collectmg data t{u-ough their records. Percentage method was used to analyse result. The result showed that the causes of accident in all companies are due to carelessness of the workers and to "some extent lack of maintenance of the machine. There was no accident of material handling in four of the companies except in Savannah Sugar Company. Tlze result also indicate that the production capacity of Ashaka Cement Pic declined by 18.56% because of accident. Also Nigeria Bottling Company and Maiduguri Flour Mill liad their production capacity declined hy 16.67% and 40% respectively. However, the production capacity during accidents of Savannah Sugar Company and Asbestos Nigeria Pic could not be ascertained due to poor record keeping. 77~e management of t!tese companies could reduce the acci.dents and improve 011 their productivity through training in safety measures

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiv.e major companies. Industrial accidents. Productivity ,safety practices
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 11:03

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