Journal of Engineering Applied Science and Humanities <ul> <li><strong>Editor-in-Chief:</strong> Ing. Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah</li> <li><strong>E-ISSN:</strong> 2773-8426</li> <li><strong>Language:</strong> English</li> <li><strong>S.I.S Impact Factor:</strong> 2.96</li> <li><strong>Review Speed:</strong> 25 Days</li> <li><strong>Publication Fee:</strong> No APC <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="" /></a></li> <li><strong>Print Issue: </strong>Available</li> <li><strong>Frequency</strong> (Bi-Monthly) </li> <li><strong>NASS Rating:</strong> 1.28<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="" /></a></li> <li><strong>Start year:</strong> 2016</li> <li><strong>Subject: </strong>Multidisciplinary</li> </ul> Sunyani Technical University en-US Journal of Engineering Applied Science and Humanities 2773-8418 <p>The submitting author warrants that the submission is original and that she/he is the author of the submission together with the named co-authors; to the extent the submission incorporates text passages, figures, data, or other material from the work of others, the submitting author has obtained any necessary permission. By submitting an article the author grants this journal the non-exclusive right to publish it. The author retains the copyright and the publishing rights for his article without any restrictions. </p> Determination of Forgery Risk Indicators in Land Transaction Documents in Ghana <p>The multiplicity of land transactions takes place on the same land parcel coupled with myriad documentation efforts by both statutory and customary tenure systems. These are susceptible to fraud and concomitant land disputes. Land transaction documentation flaws are a significant cause of land ownership and boundary disputes in Ghana. The research investigated current land transaction documents, and identifiable flaws, and explored probable means of altering genuine land transaction records with the intent of deceiving the innocent purchaser or unsuspecting vendor. An embedded mixed method of research approach was adopted for the study. A cross-sectional survey was undertaken to assess respondents’ knowledge of land acquisition and the acceptability of various land documents as authentic enough to legitimize one’s interest in land. Both cadastral plan and spatial planning extracts were key in identifying authentic land transaction records based on geometrical accuracies and the delineation of parcels. Results revealed that the availability of the affected parcel was barred from any encroachment and boundary disputes, and prospective buyers became forgery-risk-averse in ascertaining all other risk factors within the transaction attribute records. However, conflicting ownership, the absence of regional number-defaced seals on cadastral plans, site plans, and statutory declarations without legal authority were considered viable forgery risk indicators. It was recommended that the Government of Ghana should secure the creation and establishment of a multipurpose digital cadastre to ensure sanity in the Ghanaian land market.</p> Samuel Boamah Asiedu Emmanuel Offei Akrofi Eric Kwabena Forkuo Copyright (c) 2022 Scholars Journal of Science and Technology 2024-01-04 2024-01-04 9 1 202 212 10.53075/Ijmsirq/65564565466%445 Assessing the Level of Knowledge and Adherence to Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety among Artisans in Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai District, Ghana <p>The safety and health of employees in every industry is key to the survival of the organization. The objective of this study was to assess the level of awareness and adherence to environmental and occupational health and safety management practices by welders in Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipal Assembly in the Western North Region of Ghana. A survey was carried out at selected workshops from January to September 2019. A total of 200 respondents, comprising 100 welders and 100 non-welders (auto-mechanics, auto-electricians, and sprayers), were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Analysis of the valid results, using the Chi-square test at a 95 % confidence interval showed that the responses to the type of ear protective device used at the workplace were significant in the study (p≤0.003). There was a considerable variation among artisans who used ear personal protective equipment compared to those who did not (n=119, 75.8 %). The study also showed that most of the welders (n=72, 72 %) protected their eyes during work, compared to the non-welders (n=15, 15 %) and this was significant (p≤0.001). The study further showed that almost all the workers at the workshop had little or no knowledge of safety practices. The workshops did not have safety policies and committees in place. Most of the workers (68 % welders and 75 % non-welders) did not take their health conditions seriously by refusing to visit the hospital whenever they experienced any symptoms of sickness. The study concluded that welders in the study area had little or no knowledge of safety practices. The few who had adequate knowledge were not bothered to put this knowledge into use.</p> Isaac Bainin Robert Ohene Adu Faisal Abdallah Akwasi Asamoah Copyright (c) 2024 Isaac Bainin, Robert Ohene Adu, Faisal Abdallah, Akwasi Asamoah 2024-05-09 2024-05-09 9 1 1 23 10.53075/Ijmsirq/6588785674