Assessment of Workers’ Health and Safety at Work Place: A Case Study Wentworth Resources Ltd and OLAM in Mtwara Municipal

Mwaisaka, Neema (2013) Assessment of Workers’ Health and Safety at Work Place: A Case Study Wentworth Resources Ltd and OLAM in Mtwara Municipal. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study aimed to assess the perceptions of workers’ towards occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) measures that are employed at the workplace in Mtwara Municipality, Tanzania. The study intended to: examine workers level of understanding of the OSHA measures at OLAM and Wentworth Resource Limited, identify common health problems at OLAM and Wentworth Resources Limited, assess the workers’ level of vigilance in securing their personal safety and health in the workplace and assess the OLAM and Wentworth Resources Limited compliance with the OSHA stipulations. The study involved 60 respondents from two companies namely OLAM and Wentworth Resources in Mtwara Municipality who provided their opinions on the study theme. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed in data collection analysis and presentation. These methods ensured methodological triangulation and maximize the quality of data collected. The study found out that the workers at the study organization have a high level of understanding of the OSHA measures. Despite that, the study revealed that workers have experienced diseases such as sore throat, cough, and others have suffered from shortness of breath, including accidents, backache, muscle tear (soft tissue trauma), and twisted ankle. Moreover, the study noticed that a high percentage of the respondents displayed a high capacity for vigilance of securing their safety and health at workplaces. Thus, the study recommends that both employers and employees should provide education about personal hygiene. Lastly, the employer should adopt teaching programs among all levels of management to raise awareness about health and safety.

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: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/954

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