SAFETY CLIMATE AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR IN NIGERIA


ONUEGBU Peter Onyeka, B. Chima ONUOHA
management, University of Port Harcourt Business school
Abstract
This study empirically established the link between safety climate and organizational performance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The safety climate constructs examined include safety supervision, safety promotion and safety commitment. A cross-sectional survey was used in carrying out the investigation. The population of this study comprised four selected oil and gas producing companies with a total population of 1300 employees. The sample size consists of 306 employees proportionally selected from the four companies. The research instrument used for collecting data is the questionnaire administration. The data obtained were analyzed using frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation, correlation and regression analyses. The study found that safety climate constructs such as safety supervision, safety promotion, and safety commitment significantly impact organizational performance. The study recommends that an effective safety climate can be sustained by applying the appropriate leadership practices, promote a healthy safety system and reward the safety commitment of workers. It is also recommended that the management of oil and gas firms should encourage employees to offer suggestions and ideas for improving performance in safety-related issues. The involvement of the employees will help to change unconstructive attitudes and make them more dedicated to the attainment of the organizations goals.
Keywords: Climate, Performance, Safety commitment, Safety promotion, Safety supervision
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

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Published on : 2021-10-04

Vol : 7
Issue : 10
Month : October
Year : 2021
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