Occupational Health Safety Practices and Employee Performance in Manufacturing Firms in Enugu State
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- April 6, 2022
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The study was carried out to examine the relationship between occupational health safety practices and employee performance in manufacturing firms in Enugu State. The specific objectives include: Evaluate the relationship between safety planning and output of manufacturing firms in Enugu state, Nigeria, and investigate the relationship between training programme and quality of service in manufacturing firms in Enugu state, Nigeria. The target population of this study consists of senior and junior staff of the selected food and beverage manufacturing firms in Enugu State. Out of a population of two thousand, five hundred and fifty-four (2,554) staff, the sample size of 486 was chosen after applying the Bill Godden (2004) formula for the determination of an adequate sample size. Three hundred and ninety-two (392) returned their questionnaire and accurately filled The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to assess the reliability (r). It also yielded a good reliability coefficient of 0.84. Regression analysis was used to examine the data. The findings revealed that there is a positive significant relationship. In Enugu State, Nigeria, there is a link between safety planning and manufacturing output. There was a positive significant relationship between training program and quality of service in manufacturing firms in Enugu state, Nigeria, r(95, n =486) =427.877, P0.05, r(95, n =486) =575.996, P0.05. According to the findings, safety planning and training programs had a positive impact on the output and service quality of food and beverage manufacturing firms in Nigeria’s Enugu state. As a result, the study recommended that management provide regular education and training on occupational health and safety issues in order to prevent workplace injuries and thus increase productivity.
Keywords: Occupational Health Safety Practices; Employee Performance; Manufacturing Firm; Enugu State
Authorship: 1Okechukwu, Elizabeth Uzoamaka PhD.; 2Onyia, Angela Chizoba | Full PDF