International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Studies

Volume 7, Number 1 (2020) pp 141-152 doi 10.20448/802.71.141.152 | Research Articles

 

Impact of Health and Safety Management Practices on Employee’s Commitment: Evidence from the Bottled and Sachet Water Industry in Ghana

Linda Quagraine 1 ,

Daniel Opoku 1 

Joseph Amedzi Allah 1 

Idoniel Donkor 4
1 School of Business, Human Resource Management Department, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.
4 School of Business, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

Abstract

Employee commitment to work has been an influential factor in determining job performance. In companies, especially where most wastes are by-products, health and safety factors should matter a lot to the workers. In this research, we investigated how health and safety factors influence employees' commitment to the sachet and bottled water companies. A sample size of 150 respondents was collected using a convenience sampling technique. Data were then analyzed employing multiple regression analysis. The findings suggest that employees' welfare, specific hazard, job stress and safety factors had a significant influence on employees' commitment to the job. The study also found that specific Hazard (chemicals etc) had the greatest negative influence on employees' commitment towards their work. The study implies that employers need to put in place appropriate health and safety measures to increase employees' job performance. This research appears to be the first kind in the sachet and bottled water industry, so further research should explore more into this area by looking at health and safety factors influencing employees' commitment in different industries.

Keywords

Job stress Employees commitment Safety practices Job performance Harzard.

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