Knowledge, attitude and practices of construction workers of Barangay Lapasan Cagayan de oro city on work –related hazards

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Knowledge, attitude and practices of construction workers of Barangay Lapasan Cagayan de oro city on work –related hazards

Harley James M. Ablon, Kerwin Clint N. Into, Gladilyn R. Limocon, RJ Krista Raye Y. Leocadio, Gina C. Lacang
J. Bio. Env. Sci.15( 3), 76-87, September 2019.
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Philippine construction industries have risen significantly these days. Even though this boom of the economy is motivating, reports of negative side to the issue of occupational hazards have become very alarming to the employers and their workers. Thus, a stratified cross-sectional study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of construction workers of Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, on work-related hazards in consideration of their varying socio-demographic and socio-economic background. Out of 962 (10%) of the population surveyed, 52 of which were construction workers. Based on the analysis of data, the construction workers’ levels of knowledge were significantly higher among 46 years old and above with more than 5 years of experience in the construction and working for more than 8 hours in a day. The construction worker levels of attitude were significantly higher to those who were already working for more than 5 years in the construction. Finally, the construction workers’ practices with regards to work-related hazards were significantly higher to those who were earning 318 pesos and above. From the results and findings of this study, it is recommended to conduct seminars and trainings for construction workers especially to the younger ones with less experience and low level of education to enhance their knowledge, attitudes and practices on the hazards they encounter during onsite operations.


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