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Workplace hazards in manufacturing sector: Employers' responsibilities and liabilities

Rahmathunisa Beevi, Mohd Micdhadhu (2013) Workplace hazards in manufacturing sector: Employers' responsibilities and liabilities. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Occupational safety and health is often judged by the number injuries and fatalities sustained by employees. It is important that the resources that are utilized by OSH in the best manner to prevent injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Another measure of occupational safety is the cost associated with injuries and fatalities. The costs in insurance premiums, lost wages, and lost productivity create a substantial financial impact to businesses. In addition, the external costs of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities must also be considered. The objective of this paper is to discuss the current position involving liabilities and responsibilities of the employer and employee in managing safety and health at work place. In addition, the paper analyses of the provisions of law, judicial decisions concerning occupational safety and health and the liabilities and responsibilities of all the parties involved. Further the role of government, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)) employer and employee were identified in managing occupational safety and health. The finding shows that the relevant parties including government is fully committed in providing safe and healthy work environment by drafting law, legislations and industrial code of practice as well as providing an enforcement system based on the provisions of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH) 1994.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55-55.3 Industrial Safety. Industrial Accident Prevention
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2017 02:00
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 02:00
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6572

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