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Study the safety behavior in scaffolding industry

Kovalan, Subramaniam (2013) Study the safety behavior in scaffolding industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Occupational safety is often related with productivity, reputation and profit. Many factors that are attributed to workplace accidents and safety behaviour have received little attention in occupational safety studies instead unsafe behaviour of the employees at
workplace is deemed to be the major cause for almost all accident cases in the industrial
scope. More attention has been focused on the workers safety behaviour in compliance with the workplace safety than determining actual hazardous scope of work and finding effective measures to reduce fatality at workplace. We are astounded by the fact that, limited studies have been focused on scaffolding industry although this scope of work contributes quite high accidents in the construction industry. It is reported by the Social Security Organization of Malaysia that the most prevailing accidents in the construction field is the slip and fall type. This study will identified factors that affect employee’s safety behaviour in scaffolding industry. Among the factors that will be discussed and analysed are safety policies, rules and procedures; safety communication and feedback, and finally safety training and PPE use training. The measurement tools that were adopted are from published work of previous researchers. The target respondents were the scaffold work related employees, currently working with the Shell Refinery at Port Dickson. A total of 120 respondents, choose at random had been distributed to the sample for the study consisting of four variables. Quantitative method using availability sampling used was applied in this research. The data gathered from the survey were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 11.0.1. The response to the survey were rated according to the Likert scale type with “1” indicated strongly disagree and “6” indicated strongly agree. The factors analysis indicated the numbers of factors extracted from this study was the same as those extracted from previous studies. This study showed that safety policies, rules and procedures; safety communication and feedback, and finally safety training and PPE use training was co-related to safety behavior in scaffolding industry

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Wan Mat Daud, Lukman
Item ID: 4976
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety behavior, Safety policy, Safety communication, Safety training, Scaffold
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55-55.3 Industrial Safety. Industrial Accident Prevention
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.6-58.62 Management information systems
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 07:45
Department: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Name: Wan Mat Daud, Lukman
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4976

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