Occupational safety and employee performance among employees of Kampala capital city authority
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The study aimed at investigating the relationship between occupational safety and employee performance. A cross-sectional survey design was adopted for this study. Systematic random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 271 respondents from a population of 1000 employees both male and female. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered questionnaires and through entering fully filled questionnaires into computer software program called Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23, data was analyzed. The main findings from Pearson correlation (r) analysis revealed that there was a statistically positive significant relationship between occupational safety and employee performance. Thus, although occupational safety to a great extent is related to improving employee performance, perceptions of respondents overall, regarding occupational safety were average, implying that improvement is needed. Thus, management should ensure educating and training employees regarding the best occupational safety practices. In addition, workers and employers must be made aware of the importance of establishing safe working procedures and of how to do so. Trainers must be trained in areas of special relevance to particular departments at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), such that they can address the specific occupational safety and health concerns.