Good Housekeeping - A Panacea for Slips, Trips & Falls Accident in the NLNG Project, Bonny

Mba Okechukwu Agwu, Samuel Oluwadare Ajayi

Abstract


The paper discussed good housekeeping- a panacea for slips, trips &falls (STF) accident in the NLNG project Bonny. Good housekeeping entails cleaning and orderly arrangement of materials in the workplace. The study assumes that good housekeeping practices will eliminate workplace clutter (unsafe condition) which is the common cause of STF accident and make the workplace neat, comfortable and pleasant. The research question ascertained the extent at which elimination of workplace clutter (unsafe condition) and reduction of STF accident rate is influenced by the implementation of good housekeeping programme in the NLNG project Bonny. A descriptive research design was used in conducting the study; using questionnaire administered on 384 randomly selected employees of the ten NLNG construction companies in Bonny Island. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results indicated that implementation of good housekeeping programme to a large extent eliminated workplace clutter and reduced STF accident rate in the NLNG project Bonny. The study therefore recommends among others: management leadership and commitment on good housekeeping, regular housekeeping audits, regular training of employees on good housekeeping techniques, introduction of good housekeeping incentives and encouragement of good housekeeping culture among the workforce.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/ijba.v5n4p12

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)

 

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