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    Examining psychosocial and physical hazards in the Ghanaian mining industry and their implications for employees’ safety experience

    Amponsah-Tawiah, K. and Jain, A. and Leka, S. and Hollis, D. and Cox, Tom (2013) Examining psychosocial and physical hazards in the Ghanaian mining industry and their implications for employees’ safety experience. Journal of Safety Research 45 , pp. 75-84. ISSN 0022-4375.

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    Abstract

    Introduction: In addition to hazardous conditions that are prevalent in mines, there are various physical and psychosocial risk factors that can affect mine workers' safety and health. Without due diligence to mine safety, these risk factors can affect workers' safety experience, in terms of near misses, disabling injuries and accidents experienced or witnessed by workers. Method: This study sets out to examine the effects of physical and psychosocial risk factors on workers' safety experience in a sample of Ghanaian miners. 307 participants from five mining companies responded to a cross sectional survey examining physical and psychosocial hazards and their implications for employees' safety experience. Results: Zero-inflated Poisson regression models indicated that mining conditions, equipment, ambient conditions, support and security, and work demands and control are significant predictors of near misses, disabling injuries, and accidents experienced or witnessed by workers. The type of mine had important implications for workers’ safety experience.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Safety experience, Physical and psychosocial risks, Mining, Stress, Injury
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 08:27
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 13:53
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7222

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