GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD IN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING PRODUCTION IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
The purpose of the study was to investigate the management of the environmental hazard involved in textile and clothing production in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The study was prompted by the fact that textile and clothing producers are exposed to wide variety of hazard due to production activities. Besides limited studies had been undertaken to address the management of the environmental hazard in textiles and clothing production in Uyo Local Government Area. Five research questions and three hypotheses were raised to guide the study. The sole consisted of 122 textile and clothing producers/workers. The data was using a structured questionnaire titled "Management of Environmental Hazard of Textile and Clothing Production (MEHTCP)". It had five sections, frequencies, percentages, mean, standard deviation as Pearson's Correlation Analysis was used to analyze the data and the hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the finding showed that there is no significant effect of workers/Producer of textile and clothing and the safety measures to manage the hazard on the workers/producers of textile and clothing and the safety measures to manage the hazard (-0.026, -0.035, 0.003 respectively). Study the textile and clothing producers should be exposed to the new technologies of safety through workshops, training, seminars and reading of articles; The Industry manager and directors should be considered to the workers’ health and safety to observe safety rules operation; The occupational health and safety agent should be monitoring the industries to ensure the safety of the workers and the environment.
KEYWORDS: Management, Environmental Hazard, Textile, Clothing Production, and Uyo Local Government Area.
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