ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN SLUG CEMENT NIGERIA LIMITED

Olusegun Samuel OGUNDARE (Ph.D.)

Abstract

The rise and occurrence of occupational hazards in the Nigerian manufacturing companies should be a source of concern to all stakeholders in the industry. This study assessed the impact of occupational hazards on employee performance in Slug Cement Nigeria Limited. Primary data was sourced through structured questionnaire. One hundred and twenty respondents were selected using simple random sampling technique, while one hundred questionnaires were properly filled and returned. Pearson Correlation analysis and regression analysis was used to validate the hypothesis. Findings showed that there is a significant relationship between occupational hazards and employee performance as correlation is significant at 1% where r = 0.348 implying that as occupational hazard element increases employee performance will be affected by 34.8%. On the second hypotheses the estimation result showed that health safety and environment variables are statistically significant in explaining the impact of occupational hazards at 5% level of significance. With R2 value of 0.464, it revealed that the explanatory variables account for 46.4% change in occupational hazards. Based on the findings the study concluded that occupational hazards affect employee performance. The study recommended that employers of labour should endeavor to prioritize safety by ensuring continuous orientation and safety awareness to their employees with health compensation plan.

 

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