Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
The contribution of health and safety practices on employee turnover in flower farms in north rift Kenya
Author(s): Maureen Jemutai Chemirmir, Benard Kibeti Nassiuma, Richard Musebe
Abstract: The protection of employees in their employment from risks resulting from factors adverse to health is a duty of every organization. Organisations should provide a safe working environment for its employees and to minimize the risk of accidents, diseases and injuries. Lack of health and safety facilities can lead to job stress and job dissatisfaction. Workers are at high risk due to lack of personal protective equipment and non-compliance of re-entry rules to greenhouses following spraying. Respiratory problem and gastro intestinal problems top the illness list of these workers. Lack of adherence to safety practices especially use of personal protective equipments is associated with presence of various health problems among the workers in floriculture. Frequent illness will prompt an employee to leave the organization. To realize good health organizations need to accelerate the prevention of chronic disease and improve safety measures in workplaces to reduce labour turnover.