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Title: Assessing the effectiveness of health and safety practices on projects in Asanko Gold Mines
Authors: Amoako, Ivan Atta
Adinyira, Emmanuel
Keywords: effectiveness
safety practices
health
Asanko Gold Mines
Issue Date: 17-Jun-2021
Abstract: Even though it is evident that the practices of project management have become an essential management tool for managing projects to improve project site safety measures in this field, little has been done especially on projects implemented by mining companies in Ghana. This study deemed it very important to determine how effective the health and safety practices on projects are being executed by mining companies, using The Growth Project being undertaken by Asanko Gold Mines as a case study. Stratified sampling was the technique used in collecting quantitative data from respondents consisting of the project management team and junior project staff of the Growth Project. Eighty (80) questionnaires were administered to respondents for data collection with a response rate of 100%. Mean score method was use to analyse the collected data and statistical package for social science was the tool use for the tabulation. After the assessment on how effective the health and safety practices on the Growth Project was, the researcher detected that provision of a safe working environment for project staffs was highly adhered to health and safety practice on the Growth project. Again, management of the project ensuring that project staffs are not subjected to any unreasonable risks in the workplace was seen as the highest health and safety policy complied with on the Growth project. However, some of the workers refuses to report minor injuries and near misses due to the fear of being fired and the cost involve in training employees on health and safety was determined to be the major challenges facing the health and safety practice on the Growth project. The study recommends to the management of the Growth Project that the adequate provision of personal protective clothing is not enough; they should put in place a monitoring team tasked to inspect the effective usage of the personal protective equipment and materials provided to project staffs
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology,College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science. June, 2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13993
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