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E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics

E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics Vol. 2 (3) pp. 125-131, September 2011; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7482

A study of health and safety practices in small and medium sized enterprises: -A case of Botswana

Josephine Moeti-Lysson , Rudolph L. Boy *
The University of Botswana, Department of Management, P.M.B 254/590, Gaborone Botswana
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Accepted 20 August 2011


The purpose of this research is to understand the views of different employees in small and medium enterprises about what can be done to improve the health and safety in work places. In order to carry out this research, questionnaires were used to collect the views of different employees concerning this topic in these organizations, and literature was also reviewed. From the findings ,it shows that when good health and safety practices are not put in place, accidents ,major and minor injuries can happen, and it is what most of the employees in other companies have so far experienced. This implies that if health and safety is not managed effectively, both the two parties being employees and the organization would suffer because for the organization to function effectively, it needs employees and for the people to survive, they need to work.

Keywords: health, safety, injury, accident

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