|Document ID (ISN)||106827|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0788-4877 - African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
|Convention or series no.
||Ezeonu F.C., Ezeonu J.N., Edeogu O.C.
||Occupational health in the Nigerian cement industry - Workers' awareness and perceptions
||Dec. 2005, Vol.15, No.3, p.73-75. Illus. 7 ref.
||http://www.ttl.fi/NR/rdonlyres/39784837-0345-4122-974D-822B6CEC29CA/0/african_newsletter305.pdf [in English]
||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.
||cement industry; health hazards; Nigeria
||informal sector; airborne dust; subjective assessment; length of exposure; risk awareness; conditions of work; cross-sectional study; construction sites
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Nigeria|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Cement and concrete