Ergonomic hazards Associated with Steel Manufacturing Industry: The case of a steel making company in Redcliff, Zimbabwe

SSA Research Mamvura Tendai 18 PAGES (7104 WORDS) Dissertation
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the ergonomic hazards that are associated with steel

manufacturing at a plant in Redcliff, Harare. The objectives of the study were to identify the ergonomic

hazards, analysis of their effects and an assessment of the effectiveness of measures that are in place

to combat the impacts of the hazards on employees. The research encompassed both qualitative and

quantitative research paradigms and the use of primary and secondary methods of collecting data

pertaining to ergonomic hazards associated with steel manufacturing. Primary data was gathered

through questionnaires, field observations and interviews while secondary data was obtained from

the company health and safety records, clinic records, national health and safety policies and

journals. Results from the study indicated that the level of knowledge and appreciation of ergonomics

amongst the employees was still low due to inadequate training and lack of management commitment.

There is need to consider ergonomic interventions in the day to day operations of the company in

order to reduce work related ergonomic hazards, risk factors and ergonomic injuries.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Ergonomic hazards Associated with Steel Manufacturing Industry: The case of a steel making company in Redcliff, Zimbabwe. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/ergonomic-hazards-associated-with-steel-manufacturing-industry-the-case-of-a-steel-making-company-in-redcliff-zimbabwe

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Ergonomic hazards Associated with Steel Manufacturing Industry: The case of a steel making company in Redcliff, Zimbabwe" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/ergonomic-hazards-associated-with-steel-manufacturing-industry-the-case-of-a-steel-making-company-in-redcliff-zimbabwe . Accessed 08 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Ergonomic hazards Associated with Steel Manufacturing Industry: The case of a steel making company in Redcliff, Zimbabwe". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021. Web. 08 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/ergonomic-hazards-associated-with-steel-manufacturing-industry-the-case-of-a-steel-making-company-in-redcliff-zimbabwe >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Ergonomic hazards Associated with Steel Manufacturing Industry: The case of a steel making company in Redcliff, Zimbabwe" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 08, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/ergonomic-hazards-associated-with-steel-manufacturing-industry-the-case-of-a-steel-making-company-in-redcliff-zimbabwe