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dc.contributor.advisorJedidah Mulien_US
dc.contributor.authorOng’uti, Enock Abuga
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-09T13:20:47Z
dc.date.available2023-08-09T13:20:47Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26705
dc.descriptionA Research Project Submitted to the School of Business, Economics and Tourism in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Business Administration of Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe construction sector is a commercially key sector in every nation. However, construction employees are exposed to several risks. Weak safety and health precautions have a significant detrimental impact on workforce productivity on construction sites. The study aimed at probing the effect of ergonomic practices on worker effectiveness in the construction section in Kenya’s economy. The research specifically determined the effect of safety communication, safety tutorials, safety measure and safety resources on worker effectiveness. The study was anchored on behaviour engineering model, compensating wage differentials and health belief model theories. The study adopted descriptive research approach and the population targeted was 400 employees of China Road and Bridge Corporation Kenya Limited which included top management, middle level manager and casual labourer’s respondents that were selected proportionately from various cadres. Stratified proportionate random sampling techniques was applied to highlight the respondents. The study sampled a total of200 respondents where Top management (20), Middle management (40), and Casual laborers (140) were sampled. Questionnaires were used as a data collecting tools which constituted open-ended and closed-ended questions were used to identify research questions. Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected which was subjected to thorough pilot test to do away with errors. Content validity was used to check the internal consistency of research instruments. While Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.7 was used to test the accuracy of research tools. Descriptive was used to measure of central tendency while inferential statistics used multiple regression to determine link between the dependent and the independent variables. Date was presented in the form of means, percentages, frequencies and standard deviations where tables and charts were utelized. The coefficient of determination indicated that safety tutorials and safety precaution had a positive effect on the level of worker effectiveness while safety communication and safety resources had a negative effect. Nonetheless, the four variables have a combined positive effect on the level of worker effectiveness at the at the China Road and Bridge Corporation Kenya Limited. The study recommends that effective safety communication system should be implemented to help reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace. Also, the study highly recommends the use of tutorials to improve worker effectiveness. Further, the study recommends implementing safety precautions in the workplace as they have been proven to increase worker effectiveness. Finally, the study recommends that CRBC should re-evaluate its investment in safety resources to ensure that they are being translated into safe and effective employee environment to prevent waste of resources.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipkenyatta universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta universityen_US
dc.subjectErgonomic Practicesen_US
dc.subjectChina Road and Bridge Corporation Kenya Limiteden_US
dc.subjectNairobi City Countyen_US
dc.titleErgonomic Practices and Worker Effectiveness in China Road and Bridge Corporation Kenya Limited, Nairobi City Countyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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