Safety Of Workers In Slaughterhouses And Meat Processing Plants In Nairobi City County, Kenya

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ABSTRACT

Slaughterhouses and meat processing plants are known to potentially pose significant threats to worker’s safety and health due to the hazardous conditions involving animals, tools and dangerous machines used in the meat industry.The main objective of this study was to investigate the safety of workers in slaughterhouses and meat processing plants in Nairobi City County. The specific objectives were to determine the level of compliance of various categories of slaughterhouses and processing plants to Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007, establish the types of injuries experienced and the associated risk factors and the management of these injuries in these facilities. Descriptive cross sectional study design was used. Quantitative data was collected from the facilities using structured questionnaires while focused group discussions, key informant interviews and observational checklist were used to collect qualitative information. A total of 347 respondents were included in this study from 30 facilities. The data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) version 18 and relations between independent and dependent variables determined by use of Chi-Square. Frequency tables, percentages and charts were used to present the results. The study established that socio-demographic factors were statistically significant in influencing the safety of the workers where gender had the greatest impact in the safety of the workers where males received more injuries (92.1%) than the females (χ2=27.72; p

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APA

MOTARI, M (2021). Safety Of Workers In Slaughterhouses And Meat Processing Plants In Nairobi City County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/safety-of-workers-in-slaughterhouses-and-meat-processing-plants-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya

MLA 8th

MOTARI, MAKORI "Safety Of Workers In Slaughterhouses And Meat Processing Plants In Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/safety-of-workers-in-slaughterhouses-and-meat-processing-plants-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya. Accessed 07 Oct. 2022.

MLA7

MOTARI, MAKORI . "Safety Of Workers In Slaughterhouses And Meat Processing Plants In Nairobi City County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 07 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/safety-of-workers-in-slaughterhouses-and-meat-processing-plants-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya >.

Chicago

MOTARI, MAKORI . "Safety Of Workers In Slaughterhouses And Meat Processing Plants In Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/safety-of-workers-in-slaughterhouses-and-meat-processing-plants-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya