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FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY EFFICIENCY OF EMPLOYEES IN THE WORK PLACE. A CASE OF AMREF

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A Research Project Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Diploma in Human Resource Management,

Department of Development Studies,
School of Human Resource Development
Narok University College

JANUARY 2011

DECLARATION
Candidates Declaration

“I hereby declare that this research project is submitted for the diploma in human resource management, is my own original work and has not previously been submitted to any other institution of higher learning for the same course. I further declare that all the sources cited or quoted are indicated and acknowledged by means of a comprehensive list of references”.

Signature: ______________________
Date; __________________________

Supervisor’s Declaration
This project has been submitted for examination with my approval as the University supervisor.

Mr. Nzioki Matheka
Signature: ______________________
Date: __________________________
DEDICATION
This study is dedicated to my parents, my sisters and brothers

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

My sincere gratitude and appreciation goes to the following individuals; My Supervisor, Mr. Matheka for his unreserved support, advice and perseverance as well as my father for his Untiring encouragement and financial support throughout this study. I can’t forget my family for their prayers, encouragement as well as my friends who also provided me with necessary support and materials for accomplishing this study. Above all I give thanks to the Almighty for guiding and granting me wisdom and peace of mind. Thank you for the health and journey mercies through the entire period of my writing this project and Glory to Him.

ABSTRACT
This was a research project on the evaluation of health and safety of employees in African Medical and Research Foundations (AMREF), Kenya. The research was carried out within Nairobi County and targeted a sample of ten employees out of a population of a hundred on the effectiveness of health and safety of employees in the organization. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors contributing to health and safety efficiency of employees at AMREF. The objectives of this study were: To establish systems that creates awareness of health hazards in the working environment; to determine how the nature of work being done by rescue employees affect health and safety efficiency; to find out how training provided to rescue employees affect their working conditions and to establish the benefits of workforce health promotion in AMREF. This study conceptualizes that the nature of work being carried by employees of rescue organizations greatly influences the efficiency of health and safety. Hence, if the work is very dangerous there will be poor health and safety compared to less dangerous work. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The data collected was summarized and analyzed using descriptive statistics. This involved the use of bar graph, pie charts and tables which were used to highlight on health and safety of employees in the organization. The target population was 100 workers from the AMREF, Nairobi branch. The study used 50% of the employees which means there was need for sampling. This study used probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling) to select the respondents. The study used a questionnaire to collect the data from the respondents. This study results shall benefits many organization that aim at enhancing their health and safety programs. The findings of this study showed that successful workplace health promotion has to involve the participation of employees, management and other stakeholders in the implementation of jointly agreed initiatives and should help employers and employees at all levels to increase control over and improve their...
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