Factors Affecting the Implementation of Health and Safety in Supermarkets in Kenya

Kaaria Ann Gaceri

Abstract


In today’s rapidly changing commercial world ‘retail design’ is taking on the great importance than ever before both in terms of selling a company’s products and promoting an organizations’ corporate identity (Onwong’a,Mamati, Kangu &Osongo, 2010) .The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factors affecting the implementation of health and safety measures in supermarkets in Kenya; A survey of Supermarkets in Kenya.The implementation of health and safety measures at workplaces is minimal and yet it goes without doubt that if properly implemented, workplace accidents, injuries and illness would decrease in number. The research study was thus to facilitate the understanding of the benefit to implementing health and safety measures, thereby enhancing the acceptance in organizations.

The study was be guided by the following specific objectives, to establish whether leadership influences the implementationof health and safety measures in supermarkets in Kenya,to find out whether employee training influences the implementation of health and safety measures in supermarkets on Kenya,andto establish whether employee participation influences the implementation of health and safety measures in supermarkets in Kenya.  The study employed a descriptive research design (Sekaran, 2006).Data analysiswas aided by SPSS Version 17(Marija, 2008). The target population was the general retail merchandise in Kenya while the study population wasHuman Resource Department Staff in supermarkets with more than 10 outlets in Kenya. The study was a census of supermarkets with more than 10 outlets and hence the sample size was equal to the study population.

Primary data was collected using self administered questionnaires. A pilot test was conducted to test the validity and reliability of the research instruments. The study employed descriptive statistics and data analysis was performed using both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

The final findings were presented using pie charts and statistical tables. This study will be of value to the human resource managers of the general retail merchandise industry, the government,research institutions, scholars and other private institutions.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v5i2.7839

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