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The effect of organizational and individual factors on health and safety practices: results from a cross-sectional study among manufacturing industrial workers

Tafere, GA, Kebede, G and Wami, SD 2019 , 'The effect of organizational and individual factors on health and safety practices: results from a cross-sectional study among manufacturing industrial workers' , Journal of Public Health , pp. 1-7 , doi: 10.1007/s10389-019-01050-y.

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Abstract

Background: Manufacturing industries are one of the leading industries, where a large work force is employed and most accidentsoccurred. Unsafe safety practices are the primary cause for most workplace injuries and illnesses. However, in Ethiopia there isinadequate, limited, and narrow research attention with regard to the health and safety practices among manufacturing industrialworkers. Therefore, this study was carried out to investigate the effect of organizational and individual factors on health andsafety practices.Methods: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April 2017. A stratified sampling techniquewas used to select 403 study participants from within the manufacturing industries. In addition to a structured questionnaire, anobservational checklist was used to assess the working conditions. Bivariate and multivariable binary logistic regression analyseswere performed using SPSS version 20. Significance level was obtained at 95% CI and p value ≤ 0.05. Odds ratio was used todetermine the strength of association.Result: The overall percentage of good health and safety practices among workers in manufacturing industries was57.5% (95% CI: 52.4, 62). Work experience > 5 years (AOR = 2.76, 95% CI: 1.44, 5.29) and a level of education ofdiploma and above (AOR = 6.49, 95% CI: 1.31, 31.86) were important predictors of good health and safety practices. Moreover, working hours ≤ 48 h per week (AOR = 1.71, 95% CI: 1.05, 2.78), safety training (AOR = 3.95,95% CI: 2.20, 7.12), and management support (AOR = 1.88, 95% CI: 1.13, 3.15) were significantly associatedorganizational factors for good health and safety practices.Conclusion: This study highlights the need for ongoing health and safety training, management commitment to healthand safety of employees, and provision of appropriate personal protective equipment to enhance health and safetypractices of workers.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Tafere, GA and Kebede, G and Wami, SD
Keywords: health and safety, safety practice, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Public Health
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1741-3842
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s10389-019-01050-y
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