Risk is the probability that a person will be injured or experience harmful health effects from exposure to a danger, and welders' workplaces are full of hazards. This study aims to evaluate welding workshop risks and welders' use of safety procedures in the Minna metropolis. There were 66 workshops included in this descriptive, cross-sectional study in the Minna metropolis. Data were gathered using a questionnaire and processed and analyzed using SPSS version 16 software. Manual handling, noise/vibration, and smells had the highest frequencies among the dangers found in the workshops. Each workshop had good lighting and ventilation. None of the stores had first aid kits, fire extinguishers, or labels for hazardous materials. The majority of the workshops offered workers eyewear, but none of the ones evaluated offered a helmet, apron, or hearing protection. According to this study, manual metal arc welding (electric) was done in almost all of the workshops, and the major dangers found in the welding workshops were manual handling of welding equipment, noise, vibration, and pollutants. Even though there was good environmental control, including adequate lighting and ventilation, the PPE was not provided in a sufficient manner. It is advised that the welders' association, local and state governments maintain an ongoing education campaign for welders on occupational risks, suitable environmental control measures, and the provision and proper use of various PPE on a regular basis.
Hazard, Welding and Fabrication, Workshop, Minna
Adamu Aliyu Beji , Patiko Hassan Muhammad , Abdullahi A. M. Yassar , Hassan Gimba Suleiman "Hazard Evaluation of Welding and Fabrication Workshops in Minna Metropolis, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 3 2022 Page 29-33
Adamu Aliyu Beji , Patiko Hassan Muhammad , Abdullahi A. M. Yassar , Hassan Gimba Suleiman "Hazard Evaluation of Welding and Fabrication Workshops in Minna Metropolis, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(3)