KNOWLEDGE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS AND SAFETY MEASURE ON BANK WORKERS IN KWARA STATE
Keywords:Knowledge, Occupational Health, Safety Measure, Hazards
This study was carried out to investigate knowledge of occupational health hazards and safety measure on bank worker in
Kwara State. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted for the study. The population for the study
comprised all bank workers in Kwara State. A Multi-stage sampling techniques was used to select one hundred (100)
respondents. Developed structured questionnaire which was validated by experts in the Health Education was used for
data collection. The reliability of the instrument was carried out using split-half method using Spearman Brown Prophecy
Formula and a coefficient of 0.82 was obtained. The data collected were subjected to frequency counts and inferential
statistics of Chi-square to analyze the postulated hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance using SPSS Version 23.0. The
findings of the study showed that: occupational safety measure will not significantly have influence on bank workers Level
of knowledge of bank workers significantly have influence on occupational health hazards, because cal. χ2 value (82.43)
> critical value (11.07) at df of 5. Occupational safety measures significantly have influence on bank workers, because cal.
χ2 value (43.41) > critical value (11.07) at df of 5.The study concluded that level knowledge of bank workers significantly
has influence on occupational health hazards. The study recommended that Health and safety need to be emphasized within
the terrain or system of safety management approach. Also, workers should be oriented about the occupational safety
measure at work.