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Aims: To evaluate the perception and control measures towards environmental risk in Obio Akpor Local government area (LGA) of Rivers State.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out at the Rivers State Waste Management Agency in Obio-Akpor LGA of Rivers State between January 2019 - March 2019.
Methodology: The survey method was employed and the simple random techniques was adopted whilst 265 copies of the questionnaire were used to elicit information from the number of employee.
Results: The findings revealed that that majority of the respondents under survey had a good knowledge of occupational health risk and are fully aware of the environmental health risk associated with waste dumping, As a Possible control measures it was revealed that the majority had the opinion that the provision of safety and health structure is the best preventive measures so as to eliminate health hazard among solid waste workers.
Conclusion: RIWAMA should establish sanitary facilities where workers can wash after work to ensure effective personal hygiene is maintained and also provide them with Personal protective equipment.