The extent of compliance with occupational safety and health regulations at manufacturing companies in Mombasa County
occupational safety and health continues to be one of the most c'ritical but highly' criticized issues within the discipline of human resource management. Occupational safety key indicators to an organization's culture and commitment that ensure a safe workplace include, maintaining safe equipment, providing adequate staffing level and fostering safe work practices. The purpose of the study was to investigate the extent of compliance with the safety and health regulations by manufacturing companies in Mombasa County. It further determined the measures organizations have put in place at their workplaces to comply with the occupational safety and health regulations. The study was based on a population of 29 manufacturing companies in Mombasa County. The study was a population survey design and primary data was collected using questionnaires. The data was analyzed using descriptive and factor analysis. The elements used to determine the extent of compliance with occupational safety and health regulations at workplaces were categorized into 6 factors. The factors were company safety management regulations, OSH department regulations, safety measures regulations, hygiene regulations, Health management regulations and employee Education and awareness regulations. The study revealed thatl 00 percent of the respondents were generally aware of the existence of the occupational safety and health Act, 2007. Over 69.9 percent of the respondents were of the view that administration and enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007, was effective. Overall, the extent of compliance with Occupational Safety and Health regulations at workplaces stands at 71.7 percent. Organizations still have an outstanding 28.30 percent level of no-compliance which they need to work on in order to minimize the consequences of non-compliance.