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The contextual factors affecting the safety performance of employees at Mattel Penang

Veloo, Doraisamy (2021) The contextual factors affecting the safety performance of employees at Mattel Penang. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The safety of employees at the workplace is a major concern in the toy manufacturing industry in Malaysia. This is due to an increase in the number of work-related injuries, which is a source of significant economic and social burden in developing countries. The aim of this research is to examine the perception of employees between management practices and safety performance at Mattel Penang. This research uses six management practices: management's commitment to safety, safety training, worker’s involvement, safety communication, safety rules and procedures, and safety promotion policy as independent variables to explain the relationship to safety performance in Mattel Penang. A total of 500 questionnaires were distributed, of which only 432 were used to draw the conclusions for this research. The results of this research show that there is a positive and significant relationship between management's commitment to safety, safety training and safety promotion policy towards safety performance in Mattel Penang. On the other hand, employee participation, safety communication and safety rules and procedures do not influence the safety performance in the company. Since changes are ongoing in a toy manufacturing industry, static approaches, such as rules and procedures, do not affect the way people interact within and across department lines. It is therefore an indicator of the organization's ability to prevent failure. Organizations must have a convincing view of employee competence and learn to be more agile to adapt to change. Although these results are not consistent with previous cross-validation research, it is questionable whether previous research focused on validation in SME’s and other offshore industries. This research also shows that employee motivational factors must be taken into account in the development of safety performance in the toy manufacturing industry.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Supervisor : Abu Bakar, Hassan and Subramaniam, Chandrakantan
Item ID: 9613
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self Efficacy, Management Commitment to Safety, Safety Training, Safety Promotion Policy and Safety Performance.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 03:04
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 03:04
Department: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Name: Abu Bakar, Hassan and Subramaniam, Chandrakantan
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9613

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