Knowledge and Socio-demographic determinants of occupational hazard prevention among automobile mechanics in Akure South Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria

Knowledge and Socio-demographic determinants of occupational hazard prevention among automobile mechanics in Akure South Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria

Author by Elemile M.g.

Journal/Publisher: Research Journal Of Health Sciences

Volume/Edition: 7

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 9

Abstract

Objective: The study aimed at assessing the knowledge and socio-demographic determinants on
occupational hazard prevention among automobile mechanics in Akure South Local Government
(AKSLG), Ondo State, Nigeria.
Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional design was utilized with automobile mechanic serving as the study
population. Respondents were selected by stratified random sampling technique. The study population
included 231 respondents from 13 units within the AKSLG. Self-developed questionnaire was
administered for data collection. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and
Regression model at p < 0> Results: Participants' age ranged between 20-50 years and majority had above 15 years of experience with
monthly income above ? 58,000 ($161). The findings revealed that most (62.0%) of the respondents had
fair knowledge of occupational hazard. Also, 38.0% of the respondents had poor knowledge on the
prevention of occupational hazard. Significant relationship was found between years of experience;
knowledge about occupational hazard prevention and occupational hazard prevention among respondents
with p-values of 0.005 and 0.007 respectively.
Conclusion: Socio-demographic variable of years of experience and knowledge of automobile
mechanics about occupational hazards prevention had significant relationship on prevention of
occupational hazards, therefore measures to enhance knowledge about occupational hazards should be
implemented to improve occupational hazard prevention among automobile mechanics.


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