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Title: Occupational Health and Safety Management practices among Construction Companies: a case of African Concrete Products
Authors: Addai, Sarpong Godis
Agyekum, Kofi
Keywords: Hazard Prone Industry and Injuries
Occupational Health and Safety Management Practices
Construction Companies
African Concrete Products
Issue Date: 25-Jun-2021
Abstract: The construction industry is regarded as a hazard prone industry due to the frequency of occurrence of accidents. Therefore, rather that reactive measures, proactive measures need to be taken to ensure the level of hazards are reduced. Hence the aim of the study was to explore the occupational health and safety management practices among construction companies. With this aim, three objectives were set which were to examine the occupational health and safety practices among the construction companies, to examine attendant causality to injuries in construction companies and to assess the response measure to injuries in construction companies. The study adopted a quantitative research method and thus, a structured questionnaire was developed and distributed to sixty-seven (67) respondents in the African concrete products whiles sixty-one (61) were retrieved for the analysis. The data collated was coded and entered into the Statistical Package of Social Scientist (SPSS) version 20. The data were analyzed using mean score ranking. From the analysis, , it was realized that, the most significant health and safety practice was the use of PPE. The second significant factor was the availability of a safety policy. The third significant factor was the use of health and training programs. With the second objective, it was realized that, the most significant cause of injuries was poor safety awareness. The second significant factor was failure to appoint an officer in charge of safety. The third significant factor was unavailable PPEs. With the third objective, it was realized that, the most significant measure was the provision of PPEs followed by the creation of health and safety polices and safety training. Based on the findings, it was recommended that, construction managers should ensure that, PPEs are available and compulsory for all users of the construction site. Also, internal health and safety policies must be developed for the organization with strict sanctions attached.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award degree of Master of Science in Project Management, 2019.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14148
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