Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 303--309

Non-COVID-19 uptake of personal protective equipment and rules compliance amongst industrial workers in Kano, Nigeria


Muhammad Garba Rayyan1, Usman Muhammad Ibrahim1, Usman Sunusi Usman2, Karibullah Idris Muhammad1 
1 Department of Community Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Community Medicine, Federal University Dutse, Dutse, Jigawa, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Usman Muhammad Ibrahim
Department of Community Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, PMB 3452, Kano State
Nigeria

Background: Every workplace has got hazards in many different forms, ranging from sharps, falling objects, chemicals, infections, noise and a lot of other potentially dangerous situations. The occupational safety and health administration mandates employers to protect their employees from such potentially dangerous workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays an important role in preventing and ensuring health safety amongst industrial workers. This study aimed to determine the use of PPE and rules compliance amongst Industrial Workers in Kano State. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used to assess 150 workers selected from the Sharada Industrial Estate, Kano, Nigeria, using a multistage sampling technique. Data were obtained using semi-structured interviewer-administered questionnaires and analysed using SPSS version 22.0. Results: The response rate was 88.2%, and the mean age of respondents was 28.1 ± 7.4. About 72% were male, 74.7% had secondary education and 16.4% reported ever having a child with a congenital anomaly. Up to 25% reported using PPE always, 62% used PPE occasionally and 12% never used PPE. Factors significantly associated with the use of PPE at bivariate level were: Gender, 'provision of statutory regulation by the management', 'provision of PPE on worksite' and 'provision of training to staff' respectively. However, on multivariable regression analysis, only 'provision of statutory regulation by the management' and 'provision of PPE on worksite' were found to be independent (intrinsic) predictors of the use of PPE. Conclusions: Training alone does not necessarily increase the uptake of PPE amongst industrial workers. There is a need to ensure the availability of PPE at the worksite, as well as statutory regulations by industries.


How to cite this article:
Rayyan MG, Ibrahim UM, Usman US, Muhammad KI. Non-COVID-19 uptake of personal protective equipment and rules compliance amongst industrial workers in Kano, Nigeria.Niger Postgrad Med J 2022;29:303-309


How to cite this URL:
Rayyan MG, Ibrahim UM, Usman US, Muhammad KI. Non-COVID-19 uptake of personal protective equipment and rules compliance amongst industrial workers in Kano, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 6 ];29:303-309
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