INFLUENCE OF DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES ON FIRE SAFETY HAZARDS EXPOSURE AND ADHERENCE TO CONTROL MEASURES AMONG WORKERS OF PETROL FILLING STATIONS IN PORT HARCOURT METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Hope Emeka Amanze, Ernest I. Achalu

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The study investigated the influence of demographic variables on fire safety hazards exposure and control among workers of petrol filling stations in Port Harcourt metropolis. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Eight (8) hypotheses were used for the study. Research instrument was a self-structured questionnaire captioned Demographic Variables and Fire Hazards Exposure and Adherence to Control Measures among workers of Petrol filling stations in Port Harcourt Metropolis (DVFHECQ). The reliability of the instrument yielded 0.81. Descriptive statistics were used to answer the research questions while inferential statistics of Z-test and ANOVA were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level. The study showed a significant difference based on age, educational status and marital status of the respondents. However, there was no significant difference in exposure to fire safety hazards based on gender, Also, there was a significant difference on adherence to fire safety control measures based on age, educational status and marital status. It is therefore recommended that age, educational status and marital status should be considered as parameters in the employment of petrol filling station workers in Port Harcourt metropolis.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejphs.v4i2.93

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