International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

An Initial Study on Accident Rate in the Workplace through Occupational Safety and Health Management in Sewerage Services
Amirrudin Abdul Aziz, Mohd Esa Baruji, Muhammad Syaidan Abdullah, Nik Fadhilah Nik Him, Norsyahidah Mohammad Yusof

The issue on the importance of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is gaining more attention in the industries. The objective of this paper is to emphasize on the OSH legal compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) involved in the sewerage services. The methodology of this paper is through quantitative research on 69 respondents of contractors in the sewerage services. The general findings of this paper show that there are significant relationships between OSH risk management factor and communication and safety report.Moreover, managerial commitment is the main factors that restrict workers’ compliance with OSH in the workplace. Overall, the analysis indicates that the main issues that affect contractors compliance with OSH legal complianceis the lack of financial resource for the implementation of OSH programs. This paper suggests the necessary steps to be taken in improving the level of OSH through the implementation of OSH management method that able to reduce the rate of accidents in the workplace.

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