Ergonomics and Organizational Sustainability: A Study of Peacock Paint Limited, Ikot Ekan, Etinan L.G.A Akwa Ibom State

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between ergonomics and organizational sustainability. Four specific objectives, four research questions and hypotheses guided the study. The variables under review were work posture, mental workload, new work paradigms and factory layout. The study is restricted to peacock paint limited located at Ikot Ekan, Etinan LGA. Descriptive survey research was employed for the study. The total population of this research study was 308 which comprises of the staff (employers and workers) of peacock paint limited, Ikot Ekan. Etinan LGA.  The sample size for this study is 174 determined using Taro Yamani formula. Simple random sampling technique was employed for the study. The information for the research work was collected from primary and secondary sources. The primary source was mainly through questionnaire. The secondary sources involved review of company’s document and literature on ergonomics. The validity of the instrument was ascertained through presenting the instrument to the experts who assessed the suitability of the instrument for measuring the variables under study. To determine the reliability of the instrument, the instrument was presented to group of staff in a factory (Peacock Paint Limited) using a pilot test. Cronbach Alpha was then used to determine the reliability index which gave a value of 0.962. The instrument was then administered to the staff of Peacock Paint Limited. The data was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) to answer the research questions and to test the null hypotheses at 0.5level of significance. Findings of the study show that Work Posture, Mental Workload, New Work Paradigms and factory layout are all related to Organisational Sustainability. It is concluded that there is a relationship between ergonomics and Organizational Sustainability. It is recommended among others that Job rotation as a matter of policy should be practiced by the company. That is, Workplace should be efficiently designed to enable easy interaction between workers and equipment and in support of new work paradigms; the company should consider allowing employees work in shifts. The management of peacock paint limited should take some effective measures to safe guide the health of workers by providing safety tools and equipment.

Citation: Thomas, Cornelia David, Eno G. Ukpong, and Usoro, Malachi Udo (2022) Ergonomics and Organizational Sustainability: A Study of Peacock Paint Limited, Ikot Ekan, Etinan L.G.A Akwa Ibom State, International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.10, No.4, pp.75-94,

Keywords: ergonomics, mental workload, new work paradigms and factory layout., organizational sustainability, work posture

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ijbmr.2013/vol10no4pp.75-94

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 75-94 (Download PDF)

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