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Examining the Impact of Work Safety Scale (WSS) Among the Employees of a Ship Building and Repair Company on Their Compliance with Safety Behaviour

Moorthy, Pakisamy (2012) Examining the Impact of Work Safety Scale (WSS) Among the Employees of a Ship Building and Repair Company on Their Compliance with Safety Behaviour. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Safety and health in the workplace is something that impacts every industry. However,in Malaysia statistics reported by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and Social Security Organization (SOCSO) have proven, manufacturing sector to be a highly hazardous industry due to its reported fatality rates. Concern related to compliance with safety in the workplace across industries always been the important topic of discussion. Therefore the aim of this study is to investigate the impacts of the impact of Work Safety Scale (WSS) on compliance safety behaviour among the employees of a ship building and repair company.This study adapted the five independent variables in the WSS, which was developed by Hayes et al.(1998) namely job safety, co-worker safety, supervisor safety, management safety and safety program and policies as well as a dependent variable,compliance with safe behaviour. A total of 217 sets of questionnaires were distributed to respondents.This gave the rate of response about 67% and the data were analyzed using the SPSS software version 17.0.This study revealed that supervisor safety and satisfaction with safety programs and policies are positively and significantly related to compliance with safety behaviour.It was discovered that satisfaction with safety programs and policies had the highest beta co-efficiency (β = 0.694) which means this is the most crucial variable in influencing the compliance with safety behaviour. This was then followed by supervisor safety (β = 0.201). On the other hand, job safety, co-worker safety and management safety are not significantly related to compliance with safety behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working Class
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2013 07:27
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 02:41
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3085

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