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Title: Effectiveness of peer to peer strategy in reducing accidents and injuries at a selected platinum mine in Zimbabwe
Authors: Nunu, Njabulo Wilfred
Ndlovu, Brighton
Mudonhi, Nicholas
Moyo, Nyasha
Murwira, Tinotenda Success
Keywords: Effectiveness
Peer to peer
Platinum Mine
Issue Date: Jul-2021
Publisher: Scientific African
Series/Report no.: Vol.12;
Abstract: The selected mining company implemented the "Peer to Peer" strategy in 2008 to fast track achievement of zero tolerance to injuries and fatalities incidents at its workplace. Our study, therefore, sought to assess the effectiveness of this strategy in reducing accidents and injuries at this selected platinum mine in Zimbabwe. A mixed-method cross-sectional survey was conducted on 32-day shift employees using a semi-structured questionnaire with closed and open-ended questions. Furthermore, incident trend analysis was done on data obtained from the records from 2004 to 2017. Covert observations were then employed to triangulate findings from data collected using the questionnaire on practices. The tests Hotelling, Chi-square, time series plots, and Multiple Logistic Regressions were employed to compare the variables of interest before and after implementing the peer to peer strategy. There was a significant drop in the number of incidents after implementing the peer to peer strategy. There was no association between tested demographic characteristics and the level of employees' knowledge of the strategy. Employees were afraid to implement the strategy to their superiors fully. Findings pointed out that this strategy was effective despite being part of a cocktail of strategies. There was a vast decrease in the rate of occurrence of incidents after the implementation of this strategy. However, there is a need for engagement to address the subordinate management dynamics that was observed to be a threat in the comprehensive implementation of this strategy.
ISSN: 24682276
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