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Table 3 Work Environment Characteristics among construction workers in Kampala, Uganda

From: Determinants of occupational injuries among building construction workers in Kampala City, Uganda

Variables Injury
Yes n (%) No n (%)
Work designation
 Carpenters 12 (37.50) 20 (62.50)
 Casual labourers 30 (22.90) 101 (77.10)
 Masons 35 (41.18) 50 (58.82)
 Othersa 26 (37.14) 44 (62.86)
Ever had health and safety training
 Yes 45 (29.61) 107 (70.39)
 No 58 (34.94) 108 (65.06)
Trained from
 Training Institute 18 (24.66) 55 (75.34)
 Workplace 23 (29.11) 56 (70.89)
Written health and safety policy/program
 Yes 18 (28.57) 45 (71.43)
 No 85 (33.33) 170 (66.67)
On site hazard communication measures
 No 10 (43.48) 13 (56.52)
 Yes 93 (31.53) 202 (68.47)
Workplace Supervision
 Good 87 (32.22) 183 (67.78)
 Poor 16 (33.33) 32 (66.67)
PPE Provision
 Employer 60 (27.52) 158 (72.48)
 Worker 43 (43.00) 57 (57.00)
Poor safety environment
 No 55 (26.19) 155 (73.81)
 Yes 48 (44.44) 60 (55.56)
  1. Othersa = Designers, electricians, equipment operators, supervisors, cooks, guards, plumbers and trainees