Safety culture at the workplace : A study on Malaysian manufacturers / Zuriah Abdul Rahman

Abdul Rahman, Zuriah (2006) Safety culture at the workplace : A study on Malaysian manufacturers / Zuriah Abdul Rahman. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 10 (1). pp. 17-26. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

Up to 1995 the International Labor Office reported that Malaysian manufacturers in general had a languid attitude towards safety at the workplace. The ILO office claimed that the majority of workplace injuries are attributed to attitude, knowledge and practices of employers as well as employees. After the tumultuous financial crisis of 1997, the contraction in economic growth from 1998 right up to 2002, SARS in 2003, the impact of the Iraq war in 2003-2004 and finally, the unprecedented tsunami tragedy at the end of 2004, Malaysia has undergone an eventful ten-year period, and this has especially affected the economic growth within the manufacturing sector. The lingering question is, “Has the safety culture in this sector improved during this period?” Records indicated a decline in the overall industrial accident rate and consequently the manufacturing sector as well. Research also confirmed this situation as the same direction is undertaken by management in general by putting heavy emphasis on the safety at the workplace. Safety Performance Index have improved and signs are showing a positive attitude by both management and employees on the seriousness of cutting down industrial accidents.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Abdul Rahman, ZuriahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Theory. Method. Relation to other subjects. > Environmental aspects
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Risk management. Risk in industry. Operational risk
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Manufacturing industries
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > UiTM Press Pahang
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences (GADINGSS)
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 17-26
Item ID: 30801
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety Culture, Industrial Accidents, Malaysia
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30801

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