Assessment of Workplace Hazard and Safety Performance of the Construction Industry

Lateef. Owolabi Mudashiru, Emmanuel Olayimika Sangotayo, Olayinka Olawuni


The Construction industry contributes significantly to the socio-economic improvement of any country. Notwithstanding its significance, the Construction industry has been categorized as one of the greatest dangerous industries across the world. This investigation appraised the workplace hazard and safety performance of the Construction industry in the Asaba, Delta region of Nigeria. Qualitative and Quantitative study survey technique was deployed. The collected data was analyzed to define the safety performance of the industry. T-test and ANOVA statistics were used to institute the significant effect on safety administration application in the industry. This work reveals that the proprietor and member of staff have appropriate consciousness of job-related healthiness and security then there are policies and systems in place to make the workplace safe.  Workers are not exposed significantly at 95 % to security and health risks in the workstation, and the workforces are not contributing significantly at 5% significant level to making a workstation secure for employees. Workers should be contributing to making a workstation safe for workers for it is the function of staff activities and skills; the manager’s activities and practices. The outcomes of the finding point out that an improved welfare and exposure involvement of all personnel in the construction industry would bring positive changes in the employee’s attitude and better-quality of the site throughput in Nigeria.

Keywords: Hazard and Safety Performance, Construction Industry

DOI: 10.7176/IEL/11-2-05

Publication date:September 30th 2021

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