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The Effect of Workplace Audit and Health Safety Inspection on Employee Productivity among the Mining Firms in Rwanda

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 4)

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Page : 1700-1704

Keywords : Work place audit and inspection; productivity; mining firms;

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The objective of the study was to establish the effect of workplace audit and inspection on the employee productivity in Wolfram, Rwanda. The research adopted descriptive and correlative research design. Simple random sampling technique was applied to obtain 92 respondents from the employees of Wolfram mining firm in Rwanda. Questionnaires and interviews were used to collect primary data. The data was analyzed using SPSS for descriptive statistics to test the employee productivity and regression analysis was used to determine the nature and magnitude of the effect of the study’s independent variable on the study’s dependent variable which were OHS audit and inspection; and the employee productivity respectively. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test was used to determine the significance of the correlation between the study variables. Findings of the study revealed that there are effective OHS audit and inspection in WMP Ltd which positively affect the employee productivity. Indeed, 90.7 % of the respondents strongly agreed that company management advises employees on the health and safety. In addition, the ANOVA test; a p-value was found to be (0.001) which is far less than alpha of (0.05) that is significance level. The research, therefore, concluded that there is a correlation between occupation health and safety; and employee productivity in Rwanda. On the basis of the findings, the study recommends that mining and processing firms in Rwanda develop strategies that include regular audit and health inspection on the employees as it will help revealing and handling any health issues before they can affect the employee’s productivity negatively. Policy makers too are also called upon to sensitize the general public as regards to OHS audit and inspection and it’s significant especially in the mining and processing sector.

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