STUDY OF THE PERFORMANCE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES IN YEMENI OIL COMPANIES

Ziad Mohammed Ali Habeeb, Prof. Dr. Sanjay N. Aswale

Abstract


The oil industry is witnessing an increase in the labor force in most countries of the world, whether they are developed economies, emerging economies or third world countries. The oil industry is an industry of accidents and occupational and environmental hazards. The purpose of this study was to analyze the performance of occupational safety and health practices in oil companies in the Republic of Yemen, which is one of the most vital activities in Yemen, in order to know the status of occupational health and safety in oil companies. The sample included a group of senior management staff, supervisory management, and executive management. The study used the design of the descriptive survey. Five companies were deliberately chosen for this study because of the large number of workers working in these companies and their activity in the current situation with the existence of war. A simple random sample was used to obtain a representative sample. Primary data were collected using questionnaires and closed questions were used (Yes or No), the questionnaire was distributed to a random sample of 264 items while valid for analysis. 212, data obtained using statistical statistics were analyzed using SPSS, version 23. While secondary data was collected through journals, periodicals, books, manuals, the Internet and other literature relevant to the study. The study found statistically significant differences in the six practices studied in the study.

Keywords


Management, Occupational Safety, Environmental Hazards

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