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Compliance on Safety Behaviour Among the Dog Handlers

Vignesvaran, Velautham (2010) Compliance on Safety Behaviour Among the Dog Handlers. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Problem: This study is to determine the influence of the five facets of Work Safety Scale (WSS) on compliance with safety behaviour among the dog handlers of a law enforcement agencies in Malaysia. The study was done as there were only limited studies on safety being done in dog handling area. Dog handling consists of different occupations are exposed to variety of hazards, injurys and diseases. Law enforcement dog handler had been educate certain precautions and measure to decrease the number of incidents and accidents in work place. Trainings, awareness programs had been aggressively put into the actions to get the staff concerns over safety, however there are still appears of incident and accident. This study investigated how can the safety perception measurement contribute to the safety behavior among the law enforcement dog handler. Method: 120 questionnaire had been distributed to the sample chosen on study consists of five independent variables of Work Safety Scale that are: (a) job safety, (b) co-worker safety, (c) supervisor safety, (d) management safety practices and (e) satisfaction of the safety programme. All the independent variables then will be measured on the perception of workplace safety towards the compliance of safety behaviour as the determinants (dependent variable). Results: The results presented that there was only co-woker safety significantly correlated at the 0.05 level (2-tailed) to the compliance safety behavior. The average score for this correlation is -.198* (2-tailed). Meanwhile the other factors of work safety namely co-worker safety, supervisor safety, management safety practices and safety programme are correlated significantly at the level of 0.01 (2-tailed) to the compliance safety behavior. The supervisor safety scores at -.132 (2-tailed), management safety behavior scores at -.271** (2-tailed) and safety programme scores at -.128 (2-tailed). This result explained that perceptions on co-worker safety, supervisory safety, were strongly connected to compliance of safety behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Five facets of Work Safety Scale (WSS), Compliance with safety behavior, The dog handlers of a law enforcement agencies.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working Class
Divisions: College of Business (COB)
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 08:25
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:16
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2529

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