This study looked at how shop owners and artisans at Kokompe, in Sekondi - Takoradi
Industrial Area managed safety in machine shops. The study employed a case study as its
research design. The population consisted of shop owners, factory inspectors, and artisans
(auto body builders and welders). The sample size of ninety - six (96) comprised twenty -
one (21) shop owners, one (1) factory inspector and seventy - four (74) artisans totalling
ninety - six (96) purposively selected from the Kokompe Industrial Area of Sekondi -
Takoradi. Three sets of questionnaires were prepared and used to collect data for the study.
The data was analyzed using Excel and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS v16).
The findings of the study revealed that 52 (54.7%) of the respondents admitted that
accidents do occur at the machine shops and the frequency is very high 67 (70.5%). Among
the common accidents they encountered were cuts, hammering of hands and burns recorded
respectively. It was found out that generally the common accidents were as a results of
inexperience, inattentiveness/carelessness and unsafe acts and unsafe conditions. The study
concluded that the artisans work in poor ergonomic posture. The study also concluded that
some effects of accidents in the workshop that affects the artisans are; loss of man hours,
absenteeism, body pains, deformities, high cost of treatment. Based on the findings, it is
recommended that training and refresher courses should be organized using simulations or
scenarios at the work place for both new recruits and regular workers respectively. The
master/shop-owner should enforce that all the new apprentices coming should come with
their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before allowing them to start the work.
ATISE, F (2021). INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT IN MACHINE SHOP: A CASE STUDY OF SECONDI -TAKORADI KOKOMPE INDUSTRIAL AREA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/industrial-safety-and-management-in-machine-shop-a-case-study-of-secondi-takoradi-kokompe-industrial-area-1
ATISE, FRANCIS "INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT IN MACHINE SHOP: A CASE STUDY OF SECONDI -TAKORADI KOKOMPE INDUSTRIAL AREA" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/industrial-safety-and-management-in-machine-shop-a-case-study-of-secondi-takoradi-kokompe-industrial-area-1. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.
ATISE, FRANCIS . "INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT IN MACHINE SHOP: A CASE STUDY OF SECONDI -TAKORADI KOKOMPE INDUSTRIAL AREA". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Mar. 2021. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/industrial-safety-and-management-in-machine-shop-a-case-study-of-secondi-takoradi-kokompe-industrial-area-1 >.
ATISE, FRANCIS . "INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT IN MACHINE SHOP: A CASE STUDY OF SECONDI -TAKORADI KOKOMPE INDUSTRIAL AREA" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/industrial-safety-and-management-in-machine-shop-a-case-study-of-secondi-takoradi-kokompe-industrial-area-1