Employee Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Health and Safety Induction at ArcelorMittal, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Mothusi Samosamo, Christel Marais, Pierre Joubert


This study investigated the perceptions of employees of ArcelorMittal (Vanderbijlpark) regarding the effectiveness of health and safety induction they received. Simple random sampling was used within a quantitative research design to select 317 respondents out of 634 employees. Questionnaires were distributed within a demarcated division (Iron making division) and a total of 160 questionnaires were completed and returned. The collected data was statistically analysed and presented. The results indicated that the majority of employees perceive the health and safety induction they received to be effective. Respondents also indicated that ArcelorMittal was effective in providing them with the continuous support they need towards their health and safety. It is therefore recommended that the zero tolerance approach towards safety hazards be reinforced on a continuous bases within the work context of this leading steel manufacturer.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p412

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