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Occupational safety and health management in Malaysia: An overview


Chew Abdullah, Nor Azimah and Spickett, Jeffery T. and Rumchev, Krassi B. and Dhaliwal, Satvinder S. (2008) Occupational safety and health management in Malaysia: An overview. In: The 4th National Human Resource Management Conference 2008, 17-19 August 2008 , Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In today’s economy, globalization has shown tremendous impact on companies. Global competition increases safety and health risks and companies incurred additional cost on safety. To meet the challenges posed by these changes, revamping safety and health practices through strategies to improve performance is critical so as to motivate workforce in creating a safe and healthy environment that lead to decrease work-related accidents and ill-health in the workplace. Although work-related accidents and ill-health are preventable, there is a need for collaboration at the international, regional, national and enterprise levels to accomplish this mission with a positive commitment amongst all concerned. Due to that fact, companies need to focus on continual improvement of their performance in order to survive in the marketplace. One of the mean to encourage employers to achieve a higher standard of safety and health in the workplace is through effective occupational safety and health management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia and the Negeri Sembilan State Government.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 08:12
Last Modified: 16 May 2011 03:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2623

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