Factors influencing compliance with occupational safety regulations and requirements among artisanal and smallscale miners in central sakwa ward, siaya county

Overview
Overview

One of the key objectives of the study was to establish the factors influencing compliance with occupational safety regulations and requirements, among artisanal and small-scale miners in the study area. The study utilized a proportionate random sampling design to draw a sample of 97 miners. Primary data were obtained mainly through field interviews, observations and photography while secondary data were obtained from published and unpublished sources. Data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistical tools. Research findings indicate that compliance with occupational safety regulations and requirements is influenced by awareness of the regulations and requirements, the use and cost of personal protective equipment, gender and administrative failure/incompetence. The study concludes that the non-compliance factors need to be urgently addressed through appropriate policy, legal and institutional interventions.

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Sponser

university of Nairobi

Principle Instigator
Beth Akinyi Ayoo, James Moronge
Abstract

One of the key objectives of the study was to establish the factors influencing compliance with occupational safety regulations and requirements, among artisanal and small-scale miners in the study area. The study utilized a proportionate random sampling design to draw a sample of 97 miners. Primary data were obtained mainly through field interviews, observations and photography while secondary data were obtained from published and unpublished sources. Data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistical tools. Research findings indicate that compliance with occupational safety regulations and requirements is influenced by awareness of the regulations and requirements, the use and cost of personal protective equipment, gender and administrative failure/incompetence. The study concludes that the non-compliance factors need to be urgently addressed through appropriate policy, legal and institutional interventions.

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