Application of information technology infrastructure in information processing for enhancing workplace safety in Rivers State
The study investigated the application of infotech infrastructure in information processing for enhancing workplace safety in Rivers State. In view of this, the study was a research survey design. The population of the study comprised 600 oil company workers in Rivers State. A-30% basis was used to randomly select the sample size of 120 oil company workers of whom 70 were male and 50 female. In all, 60 oil company workers,wasselected through simple random sampling from the sample size. The instruments for data collection was a quesitonnaire code-named Application of infotech infrastructure in Workplace safety Assessment Questionnaire (AIIWSAQ). The instruments was subjected to face and content validities and yielded a reliability index of 0.81 upon correlation with the use of Sperarman correlation coefficient. Mean and standard deviation statistical tools were used provide to answers to the research questions while Kuder-Richardson formula was used to test the null hypotheses. The results of the study revealed that common accidents/injuries are increasingin workplaces in Rivers State. The result also indicated that the use of infotech infrastructure can prevent common accidents or injuries in workplaces much more efficiently than any other approaches can do. The study recommended that the oil companies in Rivers States should prioritize the safety by injecting enough funds in providing adequate safety related information gadgets and facilities and should integrate their safety policies and approaches into the maintream of infotech infrastructure.