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Document ID (ISN)106827
CIS number 07-822
ISSN - Serial title 0788-4877 - African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ezeonu F.C., Ezeonu J.N., Edeogu O.C.
Title Occupational health in the Nigerian cement industry - Workers' awareness and perceptions
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, Vol.15, No.3, p.73-75. Illus. 7 ref.
Internet access http://www.ttl.fi/NR/rdonlyres/39784837-0345-4122-974D-822B6CEC29CA/0/african_newsletter305.pdf [in English]
Abstract A cross-sectional survey of workers at cement plants, sales depots and construction sites in Nigeria was carried out to examine workers' awareness and perception of risks at the workplace, their demographic characteristics, duration of exposure and incidence rates of work-related injuries. The survey involved visits to workplaces and interviewer-administered questionnaires of workers. Findings are discussed and possible reasons for the observed low level of compliance with safety and health legislation are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) cement industry; health hazards; Nigeria
Descriptors (secondary) informal sector; airborne dust; subjective assessment; length of exposure; risk awareness; conditions of work; cross-sectional study; construction sites
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNigeria
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Cement and concrete