Thesis Open Access
ASHENAFI SEIFU BAKO; Dr. Thilahun Goshu
Organizations have both legal and moral obligations to provide healthy and safe working environments as well as ensuring the total well-being of their employees. The provision of any health and safety practices varies from according to the locations and size of the organization, the nature of work being performed and type of employees. Organizations depend on employees as working partners and fellow members of the organization community. By reducing the rates and severity of occupational accidents, diseases, workplace violence, stress related illness, and improving the quality of work for their employees, organizations become significantly effective. The objective of the study is to evaluate the effects of occupational safety and health practices on work force retention in Akaki Basic Metal Industry. The study adopted Descriptive Research Design inform of Survey where data was collected from across population by use of Primary source for purposes of establishing the effects of occupational health and safety practices on employee retention at Akaki basic metal industry. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. A Five point Likert scale was used to determine the degree to which various practices are being used by departments in the industry. To present and analyze the data collected by the researcher through the use questionnaires in finding out the facts in support of the statement of problem, the researcher analyzed and report the information in form of percentages, continuous prose and through use of Statistical Package foe Social Sciences (SPSS). Correlation and Regression analysis was used to establish the effects of occupational safety and health practices on employee retention. The finding established that occupational safety and health practices have a positive relationship with work force retention at Akaki basic metal industry. The findings also indicate that there is a strong relationship between Occupational health and safety practices and work force retention. The study concludes that Occupational health and safety practices have a positive effect on work force retention. It is recommended that companies should align their occupational safety and health practice to their business strategies.