Greener Journal of Environment Management and Public Safety Vol. 3 (1), pp. 001-008, February 2014.
ISSN: 2354-2276 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 060313650
Assessment of Safety Measures on Building Sites (A Case Study of Minna, North Central Nigeria)
Makinde Joseph Kolawole
School of Entrepreneuship and Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Email: makinde,joseph @ gmail.com, makindejoseph38 @ gmail. com
This paper studied the attitude of building industries within Minna metropolis towards safety provision for their workers on site. It evaluates whether the provision of safety measures reduces the workers claim due to accident on site and also increased their morale for better performance. The aim of the study is to examine the sustainability of safety measures employed by building industries in Minna. To achieve this aim, three hypotheses were formulated and to test these hypotheses, 64 copies of questionnaires were administered to workers on site and management staff in eight randomly selected building construction industries. 46 copies of questionnaire (72%) were returned and analyzed using descriptive method of statistics. From the analysis, it was observed that there exists a strong relationship among the variables tested. The study concluded that provision of adequate safety measures for workers on site will improve the performance and also enhance the building industry’s productivity.
Keywords: Accident, Attitude, Claim, Construction, Management, Productivity, Safety, Workers.