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|Title: ||ASSESSMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN SOME FEDERL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS|
|Authors: ||TAKELE, ZEWEDIE|
|Advisors: ||PROFESSOR CHAKRADBAR DASH, PhD|
|Copyright: ||May-2011 |
|Date Added: ||17-Jun-2012 |
|Abstract: ||Annually, throughout the world, an estimated 271 million people suffer from work related injuries, and 2 million die from the injury. In recent years, in developed countries the occupational health and safety of workers has improved but it is not true in developing countries. Ethiopia is categorized among under developed countries and do not have much data on health and safety. But assessment made by the Federal Civil Service Agency describes in 2000 E.C. that 14 males and 8 females died, 7 males and 8 females discharged from work due to disability and 6 males and 27 females’ transfers to other jobs due to various work place.
Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) in fifty five Federal Government Organizations who higher Occupational Safety and Health experts.
Methodology: An analytical research method was used to conduct the study in the selected organizations because facts or information are already available, and analyze these to a critical evaluation of the material. A total of 258 study subjects were randomly selected from fifty organizations according to their civil servants number proportions and fifty five Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) experts were directly selected from their respective organizations. The data was collected using the questionnaires A, and B. Questionnaire A was filled by OSH experts, questionnaire B filled by civil servants where as interviews were made with some officials in the former Federal Civil Service Agency and five Heads ,of Human Resource Managers of the surveyed organizations. Both questionnaire were pre-tested for their accuracy and validation prior to the actual study and the necessary adjustments were done accordingly. The data were entered after being encoded and analyzed using frequencies percentages.
Results: The existence of Occupational hazards and disease are Physical (17.11%), Chemical(16.49%), Biological(22.92%), Ergonomic(24.58%) and Psychological(18.87%). On the other hand degree of effectiveness Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) in fifty five Federal Government.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Public Adminstration|
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