Volume 2, Issue 3, August 2017, Page: 107-115
Ensuring a Safe Working Environment in Nigeria: Reality or Myth
Olatubi Matthew Idowu, Department of Nursing, Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria
Olatubi Victoria Iyabo, Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Received: Nov. 29, 2016;       Accepted: Mar. 29, 2017;       Published: May 5, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170203.13      View  1981      Downloads  175
Abstract
The importance work to man and man to work cannot be overemphasized. Because of this essentiality of work, workers spend most of their time in the work environment. The safety of work environment is therefore essential and important. The paper assessed issues related to ensuring safety in the work environment, taking into cognizance the important roles of the government (regulatory bodies), employer and employee, vis-a-vis policy formulations, policy enforcement and compliance and assess how Nigeria as a nation has performed to draw a conclusion whether the nation is on the part to securing her work environment or otherwise. While they are some occupational health and safety policies/laws in Nigeria, majority of those laws are obsolete and poorly enforced. Safety guideline compliance is very poor among both the employers and employee. If this trend is not corrected ensuring a safe working environment in Nigeria is largely a myth than been a reality.
Keywords
Safety, Compliance, Regulatory, Working Environment
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Olatubi Matthew Idowu, Olatubi Victoria Iyabo, Ensuring a Safe Working Environment in Nigeria: Reality or Myth, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 107-115. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170203.13
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