Determinants of Occupational Health and Safety Implementation in Road Construction Projects in Kenya: A Case of Construction of Upper Hill – Mbagathi Link RoadAuthor/Presenter: Wamalwa, Peter M.; Juster, Nyaga G.
This study was purposed to find out the level of administration of Occupational Health and Safety which affects the construction worker in road construction projects. This was achieved by examining the determinants of occupational health and safety implementation in the construction sector of the Kenyan economy. The study will benefit all the stakeholders in the construction industry and make them appreciate more about employee welfare. It is meant to be good material for consumption by anybody else interested in the goings-on in the construction industry in Kenya. The survey was limited to an ongoing road construction project i.e. Construction of Upper Hill – Mbagathi Link Road. A questionnaire was adopted and used to gather data in the research and was delivered to respondents by hand. The respondents were selected by use of random and stratified sampling methods for accountability of the information gathered. The response rate was 83% with 72% of the respondents agreeing that raised levels of awareness of occupational health and safety impact on the implementation of OHS issues in road construction projects. Seventy five percent of the respondents agreed that project financial resources greatly impact the implementation of OHS issues in construction projects. The study recommended the need to increase factoring financial resource allocations for OHS in construction projects to enable road contractors to carry out awareness sensitization workshops, ensure regular supply of PPEs and insurance to construction workers.
Publication Date: July 2022
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Publication Types: Books, Reports, Papers, and Research Articles
Topics: Road Construction; Surveys; Worker Safety