Workplace health promotion and its effects on production: A case study of CSGH design, construction and project management company

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The aim of the study was to explore the extent to which health promotion and a healthy work environment can influences the effectiveness and performance of businesses. The study dwelled on the following objectives: determine the various workplace health promotion programmes, determine the effect of workplace health promotion programmes on production and determine the association between workplace health promotion and performance in the private sector. Respondents for the study were drawn from CSGH Limited, a Project Monitoring and Evaluation company in Accra-Ghana. In all, thirty (30) workers were sampled. Twenty-five (25) workers were sampled using convenient sampling technique whiles five (5) administrators were purposively sampled. The results revealed that workplace health promotion programs are very important. The study revealed Awareness programs and Educational programs as the main workplace health promotion programs at the study area. Life style/behavior programs were not recorded though workers of the study area prefer that type of workplace health promotion program. The study also revealed a strong association between workplace health programs and performance in private companies. Again, the study indicated that production is increased in companies or organizations that invest in health of their employees though these workplace health promotion programs. The study concludes that it is important that employers invest in workplace health promotion programs, especially Life style/behavior programs as it is known to yield behavior change in employees.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science.
Workplace Health, Awareness programs, Education programs, Life style/Behavior programs