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A qualitative study: factors causing workplace accidents in manufacturing industry

Mohammad Zakhuan, Ahmad (2020) A qualitative study: factors causing workplace accidents in manufacturing industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Workplace accidents are an issue that need to address for every employer in each organization. According to current statistics released by Department of Occupational Safety and Health show that number of workplace accidents increasing every year. Therefore, employers need to take appropriate action to reduce and prevent this from happening. The purpose of this study was to identify trends in workplace accidents and factor affecting workplace accidents in the manufacturing industry among workers. A qualitative study was conducted where the data was obtained from workplace accidents report from employers to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health. There were 490 reports from January 2017 to October 2019 that can be used for analysis. The data collected is analysed manually by sorting according to the criteria specified. The findings can elaborate got trends in types of industrial accidents, time of accident occurred, types of injury and causes of accidents. In addition, the factors affecting to the accident such not follow work instruction, not wear personal protective equipment and use defective equipment also investigated as a result of this study. Based on these findings, it is recommended that each of organization or employer need to take responsibilities to increase awareness among employees through training to be more cautious and to keep in mind that safety in workplace is very important to reduce workplace accidents.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Wan Mohd Noor, Wan Shakizah
Item ID: 8756
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accident trend, Workplace accident, Type of injury, Cause of accident, manufacturing industry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2021 02:10
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 01:26
Department: School of Business Management
Name: Wan Mohd Noor, Wan Shakizah
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8756

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