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Singh, J. and Khan, A.A. (2014) Effect of Coating over the Handle of a Drill Machine on a Vibration Transmissibility. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 239-246.

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  • TITLE: Occupational Health and Safety Status in the Windhoek Construction Industry: A Namibian Perspective

    AUTHORS: Emma Maano Nghitanwa, Lindiwe Zungu

    KEYWORDS: Construction, Hazard, Industry, Occupational Health, Occupational Safety

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, Vol.7 No.3, September 12, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Construction industry remains the dangerous industry in the world, due to the nature of work and the working environment which exposes workers to different types of hazards and occupational accidents. Construction workers are also at risk of developing occupational related health conditions due to the exposure to occupational hazards. A cross-sectional, quantitative, descriptive study was conducted to collect the data regarding occupational health and safety status in the construction industry. Data was collected with questionnaires developed based on the literatures and the World Health Organization Healthy workplace model. The study found out that the provision of occupational health and safety in the Windhoek construction industry is in poor status. Furthermore, construction work is mainly for male, young workers aged between 18 to 29 years. The mean age is 31.48 years. The study results also indicated that occupational hazards are prevalent in the construction industry. Nevertheless, most participants indicated that occupational accidents are not common in the construction sites. The study recommended the development of practical guidelines to improve the occupational health and safety status in the construction industry. The recommended guidelines should be implemented in all construction sites.