oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Occupational safety and accident prevention in Nigerian industries: implication for management



This paper is an explanatory attempt to verify some variables that seems to be associated with occupational safety and accident reduction in industry. The variables of interest are: age, work experience, hours of work and accident rate. The data was an evaluation of the accident record of a large manufacturing organization. A total of 580 accidents were recorded during the two-year period examined with a total of 465 employees involved. Subjects were assigned to one to three age categories and one of three-work experience categories respectively. Accident rate did not differ significantly among the three age and work-experience categories using analysis of variance (ANOVA).


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