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Title: Assessing the effectiveness of health and safety practices at Anglogold Ashanti Company, Obuasi Mine.
Authors: Akosua Ganson, Grace
Issue Date: 25-Jul-2014
Abstract: Despite the fact that human resource management practices have become an important mechanism for improving work place safety measures, little has been done in this area particularly in the Ghanaian mining industry. This research work therefore found it necessary to assess effectiveness of health and safety practices in an organization, using AngloGold Ashanti Company Ltd. The researcher adopted both stratified and simple random sampling techniques in collecting quantitative data from respondents who consist of staff in both managerial/supervisory positions and junior staff of AngloGold Ashanti. Data was collected through observation, interviews and questionnaires and analysed with the use of statistical package for social science.After assessing the effectiveness of health and safety practices in AngloGold Ashanti Company Ltd, the researcher found that more than 50 percent of the respondents strongly agreed that the company provides a safe place of work for all employees and nearly two thirds agreed that the company ensures that employees are not subjected to any unreasonable risks in the workplace and that the company encourages workers to record near minor injuries at the work place. However, more than 50 percent of the respondents strongly agreed that lack of management commitment, worker’s refusal to report minor injuries or near misses and the cost involve in training employees on health and safety in the company are major problems. The study recommends that management of AngloGold Ashanti should not only provide adequate protective clothing, they should put in place a monitoring team tasked to go round to check whether the staff really do put on their protective clothing and materials given.
Description: A thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Human Resources Management). 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7638
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