Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Analysis of Safety Compliance and Accident Impacts on Lost time Performance of Small Scale Automotive Maintenance Workshops in Calabar, Nigeria.
Author(s): Inah OI and Nwankwojike BN
The objective of the present research is twofold; first to assess the level of safety compliance practices among artisans and secondly, to measure the impacts of unplanned lost time emanating from accident on time performance of small-scale auto maintenance firms. Ninety different auto-maintenance jobs executed by automobile, heavy duty, generator and panel beater auto firms between, Januarys to December, 2016 were analyzed using direct observation. Furthermore, primary data collected were analyzed using MS Excel 2013 and Minitab 17 software. Results revealed the mean performance rating of workshops on the availability and usage of personal protective equipment as 143.9 and 154.7.While 224.2 and 302.7 constitutes respective poor usage rate and non-availability of personal protective equipment in the respective workshops. .. Read More»