|Title||Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Regulations in Nigeria’s Public Regulatory Entity: A Call for Attention|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Umeokafor, N., Umeadi, B., Jones, K., and Igwegbe, O.|
|Journal||International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications|
|Pagination||1 - 3|
|Keywords||compliance, enforcement, Nigeria, occupational safety and health|
The amelioration of the deplorable state of occupational safety and health (OSH) in Nigeria should flow from upstream to downstream. This short communication reports on some preliminary results of an ongoing research project in which workplace observations and interviews were conducted on 10 staff out of 48 staff of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity Inspectorate Division in Nigeria, the custodian of OSH. Results show that they fail to comply with some OSH regulations that they should enforce, thus establishing the upstream decay of enforcement and compliance with OSH regulations in Nigeria.