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Abstract

This research study investigates into the occupational health and safety dynamics at Weiply Company Limited, a firm that experienced significant operational changes between 2008 and 2010, notably adding plywood production to its existing sawmill operations. Employing a cross-sectional study design, the research aimed to understand the impact of these changes on the workforce, with a particular focus on occupational health and safety. It involved a comprehensive survey of 600 employees, representing various levels within the company's hierarchy, using structured questionnaires. Key findings revealed a workforce predominantly male, older, and with varied educational backgrounds. The study identified significant correlations between employees' sociodemographic characteristics like sex, age, marital status, educational status, and job position and their attitudes towards occupational health and safety. These insights underscored the need for more nuanced and inclusive safety policies and practices, tailored to meet the diverse needs of the workforce. The research emphasizes the importance of reassessing and potentially redesigning occupational health and safety approaches in organizations to ensure they are both comprehensive and effectively address the diverse needs of all employee groups.

Keywords

Occupational Health Safety Awareness Industrial Safety Sociodemographic Factors Workplace Hazards Risk Assessment

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Dzah, B. P. (2023). Assessing the Impact of Sociodemographic Factors on Occupational Health and Safety Awareness in Industrial Settings. Convergence Chronicles, 4(4), 197–208. https://doi.org/10.53075/Ijmsirq/65456575676866

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