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Behaviour-based Safety Intervention in Pipeline Operation Sites in Nigeria

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The study investigated the effectiveness of Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) intervention amongst workers in pipeline construction and pipeline maintenance sites for the reduction in high injuries and accident frequency rate experienced at their locations. Multiple Correspondence Analysis was applied to check for similarity trend amongst pipeline workers with respect to safety management, actively caring and safety perception. Non-Linear regression functions were used to model from the BBS checklist, the percentage safe behaviour as related to the observed behavioral activity. Descriptive statistics was also used to analyze the BBS checklist within the baseline observation and intervention period. Within all groups of workers, it was shown (SP-Q7) that “Stress from factors outside work affects their ability to work safely”. BBS process at site during baseline observation showed a baseline percentage of “risk behaviour” and “safe behaviour” to be significantly high in PPE (33%), Transportation (36%) and Body position (24%). It was also recorded at the third BBS intervention period, a reduction in the percentage of “risk behaviour”, showing PPE (7%), Transportation (8%) and Body position (6%); after training, observation, coaching and feedback on critical behaviors were carried out. There was a remarkable improvement in the observation of Body position, Tool & Equipment and Transportation during the intervention period. It was also shown from the developed model the goodness of fit, R2 of 61.3% was obtained with respect to risk at work activity.

Author(s) Details

W. B. Abere
Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Professor Ify L. Nwaogazie
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Professor O. Akaranta
Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

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