What is it about?

The study tried to find out the health and safety conditions of urban informal sector workers. It discovered that many had inadequate water sources and insufficient sanitary facilities. There is a prevalence of poor environmental health practices.

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Why is it important?

It helped to reveal that interventions for occupational health and safety should be based on specific occupations and the susceptibility of informal sector workers to certain kinds of occupational health impairment.


Few studies on occupational health and safety exist in Nigeria, and investigation on the health and safety informal sector workers seem to be neglected by researchers. This study has made it possible to predict good occupational health and safety practices based on gender, education level and occupations of the informal sector workers.

Emmanuella Onyenechere
Imo State University

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This page is a summary of: Occupational Health and Safety Conditions of Informal Sector Workers in Three Nigerian Cities, Afrika Focus, December 2022, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/2031356x-35020006.
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