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quarry workers and use of protective equipment in nigeria:

*Bassey, Philip Etabee and Okon, Ntiamba Paul

types of personal protective equipment (PPEs) used by resident quarry workers and the frequency of its use by these workers. We therefore decided to explore what community members in selected quarry sites in Akamkpa LGA, in Cross River State Nigeria know about the existence and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) safety gears and its use ...

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Quarry Workers And Use Of Protective Equipment In Nigeria

evaluation of use of protective devices for quarry workers ... Jun 2, 2009 ... Aim: To determine the respiratory problems of quarries workers and the associated risk factors for the ... protective devices. ... quarry workers and use of protective equipment in nigeria; ... Quarry equipment for sale in Nigeria including rock crusher, screen, belt ...

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(PDF) Workers' Compliance with Measures for Safe ...

Awareness and compliance with use of safety protective devices and patterns of injury among quarry workers in Sabon-Gari Local Government Area, Kaduna state North-Western Nigeria Article Full-text ...

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THE TYPES OF HEALTH HAZARDS FACED BY QUARRY WORKERS

The knowledge and use of personal protective equipments among quarry workers in umuoghara according to the study carried out by AN. Nwaibo, EL, Ugwuja, et al showed that almost all the quarry workers (98.3%) used no self protective devices. Only (0.5%) used either apron or other protective devices while working.

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(PDF) Knowledge, Perception and Practice of Safety ...

Awareness and compliance with use of safety protective devices and patterns of injury among quarry workers in Sabon-Gari Local Government Area, Kaduna state North-Western Nigeria Article Full-text ...

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Knowledge, Perception and Practice of Safety Measures ...

quarry employees in the form of respiratory, dermal, and ocular irritation.8-10 Chronic exposure to dust in stone cutting Industry may increase the risk of respiratory problems and impaired lung function; cigarette smokers, long duration of work and non usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are

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(PDF) Knowledge, Attitude and Safety Practices amongst ...

[15] Aliyu A A, Shehu A U. Occupational hazards and safety measures among st one quarry workers in Northern Nigeria Nigerian Med Pract 2006; 50:42 – 47 . [16] Government of Imo state.

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Assessment of Occupational Diseases among Artisans and ...

protective equipment (PPE) for controlling job hazards has not been given prominence [14,24,28]. In Nigeria, there is still paucity of information on health and protective/safety measures among workers and the few available studies were carried out in the Northern and Eastern parts of the country [14,28,29].

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Health and safety at quarries - Safe Quarry

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 Provision and use of personal protective equipment Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Control of exposure to noise Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 Safe working in confined spaces, ie where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous

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(PDF) Assessment of Occupational Diseases among Artisans ...

In spite of the fact that majority of the respondents were aware of personal protective equipment (PPE) (76.1%), only 66.7% of the overall that use PPE (87), used it always and less than half of ...

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PROBLEMS OF WORKERS ENGAGED IN QUARRY MINES AND

The knowledge and use of personal protective equipments among quarry workers in umuoghara according to the study carried out by AN. Nwibo, EL, Ugwuja, et al showed that almost all the quarry workers (98.3%) used no self protective devices. Only (0.5%) used either apron or other protective devices while working.

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THE TYPES OF HEALTH HAZARDS FACED BY QUARRY WORKERS

The knowledge and use of personal protective equipments among quarry workers in umuoghara according to the study carried out by AN. Nwaibo, EL, Ugwuja, et al showed that almost all the quarry workers (98.3%) used no self protective devices. Only (0.5%) used either apron or other protective devices while working.

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Major ocular problems found among quarry workers and ...

studies8,9 have attributed quarry work to having the highest rate of injury among industrial work. The use of personal protective equipment is valuable in preventing work place injuries. Safety goggles must be worn by quarry workers to prevent ocular injuries. However, compliance is poor either

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Use of Personal Protective Equipment among Health Workers ...

Use of personal protective equipment is an established method of reducing these infections. Present study aimed at identifying the compliance to using personal protective equipments among hospital workers in a tertiary hospital, Southeast Nigeria.

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Occupational Hazards, Safety and Hygienic Practices among ...

Aug 22, 2016 · Background: Timber workers, especially in developing countries, are faced with challenges of prevention and control of work place hazards and illnesses. Objective: To determine the awareness of occupational hazards, effects, safety and hygienic practices among timber workers in a South Eastern State in Nigeria. Methods: A cross sectional descriptive design that used the total

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Health and safety at quarries - Safe Quarry

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 Provision and use of personal protective equipment Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Control of exposure to noise Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 Safe working in confined spaces, ie where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous

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(PDF) Assessment of Occupational Diseases among Artisans ...

In spite of the fact that majority of the respondents were aware of personal protective equipment (PPE) (76.1%), only 66.7% of the overall that use PPE (87), used it always and less than half of ...

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Awareness of workplace hazards and preventive measures ...

human hearing. Protective eye and face pro-tection devices, hard hats, safety shoes, gloves, blankets and vests are also considered PPE. Several studies among welders in Nepal [15] and sawmill workers in Nigeria [16] showed a close relationship between low awareness of workplace hazards and non-use of PPEs. In developing countries, some studies ...

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Awareness of occupational hazards and use of safety ...

Objective The proper use of safety measures by welders is an important way of preventing and/or reducing a variety of health hazards that they are exposed to during welding. There is a lack of knowledge about hazards and personal protective equipments (PPEs) and the use of PPE among the welders in Nepal is limited. We designed a study to assess welders’ awareness of hazards and PPE,

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and their associated ...

Feb 01, 2021 · Quarry workers are commonly afflicted with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This health problem has been recognized as a significant threat to the quarry workers' safety but is rarely reported, particularly in Nigeria. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the prevalence of MSDs and their associated factors among quarry workers.

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Adoption of Safety Practices against Occupational Hazards ...

This study analyzed the safety practices followed by building construction workers against occupational hazards to sustainable development in Edo State, Nigeria, using a descriptive research survey design. The analysis was motivated by three research questions and three null hypotheses. The study population consisted of 5,305 construction workers from 23 construction sites in the Oredo local ...

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PRACTICE OF OCCUPTIONAL SAFETY AMONG ARTISANAL

frontline workers (diggers, laborers) do not use respiratory protective equipment while working on construction sites. 6 The deficient practice of health safety measures is not limited to miners only, as studies in some other professions in Nigeria and other developing countries have shown varying

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Incidence of respiratory problems among quarry workers ...

A few studies conducted in Nigeria showed that quarry workers with a history of chronic ... Results showed that exposed women did not use any personal protective equipment (PPE); in quarry sites ...

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(PDF) Occurrence of respiratory and skin problems among ...

Characteristic Yes (%) No The quarry workers do not use any protective equipment for their eyes, only 5.9% attempt covering their nostrils, Knowledge of

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Correlates of Stone Quarry Workers' Awareness of Work ...

Correlates of Stone Quarry Workers' Awareness of Work-related Ocular Health Hazards and Utilization of Protective Eye Devices: Findings in Southeastern Nigeria. Ezisi CN(1), Eze BI(2), Okoye O(2), Arinze O(1). Author information: (1)Department of Ophthalmology, Federal

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Survey finds 10.2% of quarry workers don’t wear protective ...

Oct 31, 2018 · “While the reasons for non-compliance are varied, the threat to workers is clear-cut. Without the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, the stone quarry workers who are mostly between the ages of 20 to 40 are at the risk of serious diseases like silicosis, lung cancer, kidney issues or even death,” he stated.

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) | WorkSafe

Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects people from breathing in substances hazardous to health. We provide advice for businesses and workers, guidance on respiratory protection and a respiratory selection tool to help workplaces find the right respirator for their workers.

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Utilization of personal protective equipment and ...

May 27, 2020 · Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a material, device, equipment, or clothing used or worn by workers to reduce their chance of exposure or contact with any harmful material or energy that causes injury, disease, or even death. The use of PPE is a universal legal requirement to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

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Safety & health in small-scale surface mines A handbook

No mineworker should take any action at work which could cause danger to other workers, damage to mining equipment or obstruct pro-duction. Every worker should fully comply with rules or instructions issued by the mine operator and should make proper use of and take reasonable care of any personal equipment provided for his protection.

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Occupational Health Hazards in Small and Medium-scale ...

Aug 08, 2017 · Cross-sectional studies in Nigeria on occupational health and safety among which is one in Oyo State, South West Nigeria, 17 another done in Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Kaduna, North East, Nigeria, 4 both reported high incident rate of notifiable industrial accidents, and that the rate was higher in the construction workers as ...

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Occupational Hazards In The Working Quarries

Knowledge And Practice of Occupational Safety Among Quarry Workers in A ... with working in a quarry ... and the use In Nigeria there is still ... Read more hazard as a worker at quarry dust

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Essential PPE for Road Workers - Highways Today

Nov 27, 2020 · Essential PPE for Road Workers. As time has progressed, the list of PPE protective equipment needed in the construction industry has increased. Consider, for example, that just under 20% of total fatal injuries to road workers, in 2019/2020, were caused by workers, often without the correct PPE, being struck by a moving vehicle.

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Increasing compliance with protective eyewear to reduce ...

Jan 01, 2013 · Quarry workers who joined the quarries after commencement of the study were excluded from the study though they were offered protective eyewear and education on their use as provided to that quarry. Formal informed consent to participate in the study was obtained in the vernacular from the stone quarry owners and from each quarry worker.

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Knowledge of standard precautions and barriers to ...

Aug 30, 2017 · The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as sterile surgical gloves and gowns, and sterile equipment, hygiene practices such as antiseptic hand washing, and safe instrument and waste disposal procedures as outlined in the SP guidelines can keep the HCWs safe from blood-borne infections [3,4,5]. However, implementing SP has been a ...

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2018 - Page 70 of 498 - Ghana Business News

Oct 31, 2018 · A research conducted by Health and Safety Ghana (HESAG) has revealed that only 10.2 per cent of stone quarry workers in the country wore the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The survey showed that there is a high incidence of non-compliance to the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment by quarry Read More »

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Western Equipment Company buys and sells used manufacturing and laboratory equipment for the chemical processing industry. ... evaluation of use of protective devices for quarry workers in nigeria. beneficiation of iron ore. grinding machine grief brand price. ... Coal mining processing plant in Nigeria.

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and their associated ...

Feb 03, 2021 · Quarry workers are commonly afflicted with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This health problem has been recognized as a significant threat to the quarry workers' safety but is rarely reported, particularly in Nigeria. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the prevalence of MSDs and their associated factors among quarry workers.

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Burgess Earthmoving fined for dangerous Ettamogah quarry ...

Nov 01, 2021 · Burgess Earthmoving, which has been run by Russell Burgess for more than 35 years, was fined and ordered to pay costs of $235,000 in the District Court. The company had admitted to workplace safety charges before Judge David Russell. The court heard five members of the public, who shouldn't have even been at the quarry, were near the blast site ...

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