Factors Affecting Implementation of Health and Safety Practices in Workplace: A Case Study of Temeke Municipality

Senso, Petro (2017) Factors Affecting Implementation of Health and Safety Practices in Workplace: A Case Study of Temeke Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Sadly, unsafe workplace still remains a potential threat to the health of workers. Work–induced accidents, hazards and illnesses may result in workers’ incapacities or even deaths. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting the health and safety practices (HSPs) in workplace at Temeke Municipality, Tanzania. A case study approach to inquiry using cross-sectional survey was used to collect data. The purposive sample of 168 potential participants was selected from a population of 312 employees. The data were collected by using a self-administered, semi-structured questionnaire. Data processing included data cleaning and ascertaining assumptions of selected statistical tests. Data analysis involved descriptive statistics, bivariate correlation and regression, ANOVA and multiple regression. The Pearson correlation revealed strong positive relationships between HSPs and all three predictor variables; leadership, employee involvement and employee training. The regression model indicated that 58.3% of the variance in HSPs was explained by leadership, 52.2% by employee involvement and 71.1% by employee training. The overall multiple regression combining all three predictor variables revealed that 76.4% of the variance in HSPs was explained by such variables. From the findings, it was concluded that improved organizational leadership, increased employee involvement in the HSPs and enhanced employee training on HS precautions at workplace, all have potential for improved employees’ health and safety and organizational productivity and efficiency. The study’s findings have three implications. This study will be of usefulness especially to HR managers of the municipal councils, to both experienced and inexperienced researchers, government and academic institutions for further evaluation and improvement of HSPs at workplace. Keywords: Implementation, HSPs, leadership, employee involvement, employee training

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 11:27
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 11:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1974

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