Impact of Work Experience on the Level of Awareness of Construction Workers on Using Personal Protective Equipment

Celeste A. De Asis *

Civil Engineering Department, University of Eastern Philippines, Philippines.

Felix S. Licas

Civil Engineering Department, University of Eastern Philippines, Philippines.

Jonathan C. Bulagao

Civil Engineering Department, University of Eastern Philippines, Philippines.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study determined the level of awareness of the construction workers in the province of Northern Samar on using the personal protective equipment as well the relationship between the level of awareness and the length of construction experience and support of the company management on safety aspect of the construction workers.

The construction workers’ ages are of ranges from below 18 to above 60 years old.  Majority is of ages from 18 to 30 years old (46%), next is of ages 31 to 40 years of age (30%), then 41 to 50 years old (14%), then below 18 years old (9%) and last is of ages above 60 years old (1%). All respondents are male and mostly, are married (61%). Some are single (38%) and widow (1%). The construction workers experienced as foreman (9%), as Leadman (2%), skilled (31%), semi-skilled (16%) and mostly as Labor (42%).

By Spearman’s Rho correlation the relationship of the length of experience and so with the company’s safety management and the level of awareness on using PPE are determined. The identified variables are highly correlated with the level of awareness on using PPE. Based on the analysis, these construction workers are moderately aware on account of their work experiences.

Keywords: Safety orientation, construction safety, occupational safety, company safety management


How to Cite

Asis, C. A. D., Licas, F. S., & Bulagao, J. C. (2023). Impact of Work Experience on the Level of Awareness of Construction Workers on Using Personal Protective Equipment. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, 17(1), 42–48. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajsse/2023/v17i1629

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