CAUSATIVE FACTORS FOR INCESSANT ACCIDENT OCCURRENCES IN TECHNICAL COLLEGE WORKSHOPS IN KWARA AND KOGI STATES
Keywords:Causative factors, accidents, technical, workshops
This study investigated the causative factors of accidents in technical college workshops in Kwara and Kogi States. Two research questions were posed for the study. A descriptive research design was employed. The area of the study was Kwara and Kogi states. A total of 397 technical teachers made up the population of the study. There was no sampling. A 39 items questionnaire named ‘Questionnaire on Causative Factors of Accidents in Technical College Workshops (QCFATCW)’. Three experts validated the instrument and a reliability test using Cronbach Alpha method yielded 0.92. Mean rating was used to analyze data to answer the research questions. The findings among others revealed that causes of accidents included failure to adhere to safety rules and regulations; using defective tools; engaging in horse play and poor housing keeping. Based on the findings, recommendations were made among which were that technical teachers should organize the workshop activities with good housekeeping and that government should ensure availability of training equipment in adequate quantity and quality to commensurate with students’ ratio in technical college workshops.
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