The effect of quality assurance on workers’ safety in laboratore pharmaceutique Du Wada

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This report is a result of an academic research entitled “The effect of quality assurance on workers’ safety in Laboratoire Pharmaceutique du Rwanda (LABOPHAR). The objectives of this study were: to assess working condition of personnel in the factory, to find out the degree of awareness on good manufacturing procedures and safety by workers; and to establish the relationship between quality assurance and workers’ safety. The study used cross-sectional research design. The study population was 20 workers, directly involved in manufacture of drugs. One validated structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Simple percentages, frequency counts were used to analyze the data. Results showed lack of working conditions due to non-conformity to appropriate and standardized personal protective equipment’s (85% of respondents). As for quality of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, l00% of respondents confirmed poor ventilation through directional flow and regulation of indoor air. Findings showed lack of regular and continuing training in good manufacturing procedures (85% of respondents). Fifty percent affirm working every time in fixed posture. Findings revealed a significant positive relationship between Quality of Assurance and Workers’ Safety (r=0.673). From findings, it was recommended to provide workers with sufficient and certified protective equipment; to provide the factory with a ventilation system and regulation of temperature; to carryout regular trainings on safety and good manufacturing procedures.
A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management
workers’ safety, Laboratore pharmaceutique