Occupational Health and Safety Practices and Public Sector Commitment of Lagos State Health Service Commission [LSHSC], Lagos State, Nigeria

  • O. Samson Akparorue
  • Olalekan Abdul-Rasaq Omotayo
  • A. Anthony Ajala
Keywords: Occupational health & Safety policy, Job stressors, Illnesses/injuries, Physical fitness, Employee commitment.

Abstract

This study focused on the effect of occupational health and safety (OHS) practices on public sector commitment with reference to Lagos State Health Service Commission. The objective was to investigate the relationship between health and safety practices and public sector commitment and to examine if absence of health and safety policy affects the performance of employees in Lagos State Health Service Commission (LSHSC) among others. Consequently, data were sourced from both primary (that is, primary data involved the use of questionnaire and informal interview methods) and secondary methods (this also involved the use of the library including journal articles, workplace health and safety related texts and other publications including government gazette, newspapers, monographs amongst others). A survey descriptive design was employed to select one hundred copies of questionnaire. Data were subjected to simple regression method using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings revealed that there was significant effect of health and safety practices on public sector commitment. Results obtained also showed that there was significant effect of health and safety policy on commitment of employees. The study therefore recommended that gogetting assessment goals  and relative successes in areas of health, safety practices, strategies and policies should be stressed while effectively managing safety.

Key Words: Occupational health & Safety policy, Job stressors, Illnesses/injuries, Physical fitness, Employee commitment.

Published
2021-06-03
Section
Articles

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