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Title: The effect of health and safety standards on productivity in Ghana Rubber Estates Limited
Authors: Yankson, Esi
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2012
Abstract: This study is about the effect of health and safety standards on productivity. The objective was to identify the health and safety standards in Ghana Rubber Estates Limited, to determine the effect of health and safety standards on employees’ productivity, to determine employees’ level of understanding of health and safety policies, to assess the attitude of management towards the health and safety of employees and to identify challenges of the implementation of health and safety standards in the organization. The study was limited to the management and production staff of Ghana Rubber Estates Limited. Research questionnaire and interview guide were developed and distributed to a sample of 120 workers comprising of both production staff as well as management. Responses received were from the entire sample. The study revealed that employees’ productivity is influence by management safety practices and safety programmes, management attitude towards health and safety, investigation of accidents, supervisors’ safety, and training of employees on safety standards held in the organisation. It also revealed that health and safety standards if managed effectively have a positive impact on productivity. It was therefore recommended that organizations should put in place active health and safety committees which should be given full mandate to implement their recommendations. Moreover, copies of organisational safety and health procedures should be given to employees so that they may be aware of the laid down policies, rules and safety precautions to reduce accidents in the organisation as well as health and safety measures should be in place and employees should be trained on how to use the emergency facilities in case of a problem. There should be a continuous review of occupational health and safety policies, to ensure that firms have up to date safety measures in place.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters of Business Administration, September-2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4904
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