Influence of occupational safety and health practices on Employee performance: a case of Kenya Ferry Services Limited-Mombasa County
Kittu, Felix Mwaka
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Occupational safety and health is one of the critical but highly criticized components of the human resource management discipline. This study thus focused on the influence of safety and health practices on employee performance with motivation as the intervening variable. The objectives of the study were: to determine the effect of safety training on employee performance, to examine how regular inspection of occupational safety affects employee performance, to find out how management commitment to occupational safety and health influences employee performance and to examine the extent to which occupational reward and punishment affects employee performance, Earlier studies related to this proposed study formed the literature review on areas such as the role of employees and employers in implementation of aSH Standards, strategic approaches to OSHA, effectiveness of occupational safety and heath standards, influence of OSH on employee performance and empirical studies on safety and health management The study was qualitative in nature involving a case study research design. The study specifically focused on Kenya Ferry Services Ltd in Mombasa County. A sample of 74 employees sampled from all the departments was selected. A Questionnaire was used as a research instrument to collect primary data. Completed questionnaires were edited, coded, analyzed and processed using SPSS. Descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution were used to analyze data. Analyzed data was then presented in form of tables and bar graphs. Out of the 74 questionnaires distributed, 68 were collected back and analyzed forming a response rate of92%. The findings of the study showed that KFS limited promotes health and safety at workplace to a smaller extent through the provision of training on OSH Standards.