Probing the Existence, Credibility and Implementation of Occupational Health and Safety Practices in Paramilitary Organisations in Nigeria

Fab. O. Onah, S. O. Anikwe, F. N. Onah, C. U. Agalamanyi, C. O. Ugwuibe


Occupational Health and Safety Management is an area that is concerned with ensuring the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work. Workers in paramilitary organisations in Nigeria are much more likely than their counterparts in other agencies to be exposed to poor working environments, health and environmental hazards. To this end, the need to assess the level of implementation and problems of health and safety practices in paramilitary organisations in Nigeria becomes very paramount. The major objective of this study was to the assess occupational health and safety policies and programmes in paramilitary organisations in Nigeria. The study observed that the strategic problems of occupational health and safety in these organisations are ineffective monitoring and enforcement of occupational health and safety policies and inadequate budgetary allocation. The study recommended that adequate budgetary provision should be encouraged and officers should be adequately trained to enable them take proactive measures.

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Journal of Management and Strategy
ISSN 1923-3965 (Print)   ISSN 1923-3973 (Online)


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