WORPLACE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT IN SME MANUFACTURING: A GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology

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Title WORPLACE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT IN SME MANUFACTURING: A GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION
 
Creator Zulkifly, Syazwan Syah
Zain, Izani Mohd
Hasan, Nor Halim
Baharudin, Mohd Rafee
 
Description Workplace accident in Malaysia shows an increasing trend in recent years with the SMEs sector is found to  contribute 80-90% of the total number of accidents. Poor levels of occupational safety and health compliances within the SME manufacturings is determined to be the main cause of accidents.   The underlying factors towards the compliance failures are financial constraint, lack of knowledge and expertise, limited human resources and inexistence of knowledgeable safety personnel. Therefore, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia conducted an intervention programme with the objective is to improve the compliance of OSH within SME manufacturings. A total number of 59 SME manufacturings within Negeri Sembilan were selected based on their poor grading in OSH Compliance audits and a specific design intervention in the form of trainings then was conducted.The results of OSH compliance post-audit showed an improvement of 38% as compared to the pre-audit. The T-test analysis result also indicated a significant difference in OSH compliance grading among the participating SME manufacturing companies (P-value <0.01). In conclusion, government intervention conducted by DOSH could elevate OSHcompliance performance among the SME manufacturings. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/mijst.2018.42.2739 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2018-07-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Peer-reviewed Article
 
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Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/matter/article/view/1390
 
Source MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology; Vol 4 No 2 (2018): Regular Issue
2454-5880
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/matter/article/view/1390/1174
 
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