Human resource management practices and health and safety of employees in Saipem Offshore, EGINA UFR Project, Nigeria
The study focused on the link between Human resource management practices and health and safety management system within Saipem Offshore activities of EGINA UFR Project in Nigeria. The objective was to determine the empirical link between recruitment, training and compensation management practices, and Employees Health and Safety Management System (HSE.MS). The study was underpinned by the Human Capital, Resource Based View, and Person Fit Environment Theories. The population of interest consisted of Nigerian employees and sub-contractor personnel of Saipem Contracting Nigeria working in Saipem 3000 Vessel, Saipem FDS2 Vessel, Normand Maximus Vessel, Skandi Skansen and MSV Bourbon Evolution Vessels in EGINA UFR Project, Nigeria. A cross sectional survey research design was used to capture opinions of a sample of 125 respondents from a target population of 192 personnel. Primary data, collected by a self-administered structured questionnaire was summarized using descriptive statistics to establish the mean agreement with statements on human resource management practices adopted and Employee Health and Safety management system. The findings were presented using tables and regression results obtained with the aid of SPSS v.22. Multiple regression analysis was used to test the significance of the relationship amongst the log10 of predictor and outcome variable. The study provided empirically derived recommendations for HRM practitioners and academics for enhancing EHSE.MS by adoption of potent HRM practices within Saipem Offshore activities of EGINA Project in Nigeria, and beyond.
Keywords: Human resource management practices, Employees health and safety management system, Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited
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