Influence of Safework Practices on Occupational Health Hazards Prevention among Sawmill Workers in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Ilorin

  • Seun Nurudeen Akorede University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Emmanuel Olorunleke Alebiosu University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Qudus Oluwatosin Jamiu University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Oluwatobi Daniel Nofiu Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Sanni Getso Ahmed Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Christina Samndi Ayuba Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Abdulkadri Adeleke Mustapha Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Abstract

This study investigated safe work practices and occupational health hazards prevention among sawmill workers in Ilorin south local government. Relevant literature were reviewed , some of the area reviewed include: types of hazards, effects and importance of occupational health and safety, use of nose guard, eye protection and hand glove, use of warning signals and occupational health hazards. A descriptive research design of survey type was used for the study. The population consist of all sawmill workers in Ilorin south local government area, Ilorin. A simple random sampling technique was used for sample selection. The sample consists of two hundred respondents. A researcher developed questionnaire was used as research instrument for data collected, which was validated and tested for reliability. Chi-square was used to analyze the data collected from the respondents. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance and at degree of freedom of 9. The results of the study reveal that; use of protective materials significantly prevent occupational health hazards among sawmill workers with χ2value of 59.333 >table value of 16.92 at (df) of 9 and use of warning signals significantly prevent occupational health hazards among sawmill workers with χ2 value of 153.65 with table χ2 value of 16.92 at df of 9. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that Use of use of protective material will significantly prevent occupational health hazards among sawmill workers in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Ilorin, Use of warning signals will significantly prevent occupational health hazards among sawmill workers in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Ilorin. it was however recommended Seminars, workshops, conferences should be organized to enlighten the sawmill workers on the importance of use of protective materials in the sawmill, Health educators should enlighten the sawmill workers on the importance of using warning signals as it prevents occupational health hazards.

Published
2018-02-01
How to Cite
AKOREDE, Seun Nurudeen et al. Influence of Safework Practices on Occupational Health Hazards Prevention among Sawmill Workers in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Ilorin. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2 (B), p. 13-20, feb. 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/149>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2022.