Determining the importance of coaching methods in workplace health and safety

Son, Grant Reagon ; Albertyn, Ruth ; Gerber, Charlene (2017)

CITATION: Son, G. R., Albertyn, R. & Gerber, C. 2017. Determining the Importance of Coaching Methods in Workplace Health and Safety. Journal of Ergonomics, 7(6):1-7, doi:10.4172/2165-7556.1000222.

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The main objective of the study is to determine the effect and importance of coaching on developing an environment of occupational safety and risks in a workplace. Workplace safety and health constitutes reducing the haphazard arising from one’s occupation by implementing safety rules and policies for employees of an organization. Here a qualitative research was conducted to understand various aspect of occupational safety and health (OSH) and the role of coaching. Interview results implicated that coaching of senior employees in the case organization had helped in passing on knowledge, safety management, improved health conditions, reduced accidents and improving the financial expenditures. Thereby it was implicated that coaching on OSH has helped positively in reducing occupational hazards and risks.

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