MANAGING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) CULTURE PRACTICES AT SMALL AND MEDIUM (S&M) MALAYSIA MANUFACTURING SECTOR

Nee Kah Khoo, Hanipah Hussin, Norida Abdullah

Abstract


OSH is important in Malaysia workplace. In this paper we would like to include the culture practices as a new parameter in order to improve the number of percentage of the accidents in the workplace. Four components namely self-regulation, top management commitment, enforcement & promotion and safety culture influence the improvement of reducing of accident case in the workplace will be studied. A ten-month accident data at a manufacturing sector was taken to be analyzed on the cultural practice. From the analysis, it was found that with good understanding, commitment, practices, and behavior will reduce the accident case at the workplace. This research highlight the problems of accident case in the Malaysian workplace at manufacturing sector which are probably due to lack of safety culture and non-compliance of the requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994. This study promotes OSH at Small and Medium Malaysia manufacturing sector through several management practices such training and safety management, understanding on self-regulation, enforcement, and promotion. The documentary analysis was used as a method for data collection from DOSH.

 

Keyword: OSH understanding, commitment, practices, behavior, workplace safety culture


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