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Understanding the regulatory activities of the health and safety regulator in Nigeria

Understanding the regulatory activities of the health and safety regulator in Nigeria

Umeokafor, Nnedinma and Isaac, David (2015) Understanding the regulatory activities of the health and safety regulator in Nigeria. In: Proceedings of CIB W099 Benefitting Workers and Society through Inherently Safe(r) Construction. EEI Publishing, Downpatrick, Belfast, UK, pp. 488-498. ISBN 9781909854017

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Abstract

The lack of health and safety (H&S) regulation in Nigeria is one of the main factors blamed for the challenging state of H&S in Nigeria. This highlights the activities of the custodian of H&S, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity Inspectorate Division (LPID). This study examined the regulatory activities of LPID and developed a content framework of recommendations for improving the regulation of H&S in Nigeria. The work includes a review of literature and analysis of documents collected from the LPID in addition to interviewing 14 members of staff of LPID. The results reveal that the regulatory activities of LPID are based on deterrence theory. These activities such as the accident reporting and post-accident investigation procedures, proactive measures are evidenced as poor, adducing the position of the critics of LPID. Albeit, factors such as logistics, political influence, and inadequate legislation may hinder the regulatory activities of LPID, LPID can do more to improve the regulatory activities. It is thus recommended that while LPID sparingly engages in negative publicity as a means of reputation management, positive publicity strategies are worth adopting.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of CIB W099 Benefitting Workers and Society through Inherently Safe(r) Construction
Additional Information: Benefitting Work10-11 September 2015ers and Society through Inherently Safe(r) Construction, 10-11 September 2015, Belfast UK. © CIB W099
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health and safety, Nigeria, Regulatory activities.
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Pre-2014 University Structure > School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Built Environment
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 15:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13905

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