Personal Protective Equipment Use and Employee’s Safety Behaviour of Manufacturing Companies in Shah Alam, Malaysia

Chandram, C. L. Yoges (2016) Personal Protective Equipment Use and Employee’s Safety Behaviour of Manufacturing Companies in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Masters thesis, INTI International University.


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Risk factors and the accidents type are vary according to the sector and business scale. Work place injuries are increased and become a serious issues in manufacturing companies in Malaysia. The ignorance and reduction of safety behaviour and least knowledge on personal protective equipment (PPE) caused high accident rate among employees in manufacturing companies. Despite this, few studies have analysed on safety behaviours in manufacturing companies in Malaysia. The current study aims to investigate the influence of safety factors that governed the safety behaviours among manufacturing companies employees. The number of employees involved with work place accidents and the level of awareness on the matter concerning safety were also identified. Research method involved a self-administered questionnaire with factors related to personal protective equipment usage (PPE) to acquire information on employee’s safety behaviours. The survey was performed with manufacturing companies in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Five selected manufacturing companies distributed with 250 questionnaire. A total of 192 valid questionnaire were returned and used for data analysis. SPSS and smart-PLS3 used to analyse the data. These findings indicates that safety supervision, training and compliance having significant relationship with safety behaviours. The safety training having negative coefficient with safety motivation. Whereby, safety knowledge and safety motivation having a strong mediation effects. Moreover, working experience do influence on employee’s safety awareness and safety behaviours towards using PPE. As a conclusion, the manufacturing companies employees were possess high safety behaviours. Overall, all the safety factors positively influenced employees on the PPE usage and highly contribute towards safety behaviours. Hence, improved training modules and plans should designed to ensure employees are actively involved and motivated.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: MBA 197
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal protective equipment (PPE), Safety behaviour, safety supervision, safety training, safety compliance, safety knowledge, safety motivation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Communications & Law
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 07:50
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 07:50

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