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Current status and future direction of inherently healthier design in Malaysia

Hassim, Mimi Haryani and Hanafi, Noor Hasnizam (2012) Current status and future direction of inherently healthier design in Malaysia. Energy Procedia, 14 . pp. 1939-1944. ISSN 1876-6102

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.12.1191

Abstract

Inherently healthier design is a new concept focusing on developing a process which in fundamentally healthier through the selection of less toxic and volatile chemicals, milder operating conditions and better working procedures that may reduce workplace exposures. Since the idea is relatively new compared to inherent safety, it is interesting to know the level of understanding of the concept as well as the level of adoption of this design new features in Malaysia. A national level survey was carried out to determine the level of knowledge and adoption of inherent occupational health (IOH) concept in Malaysia. It was found that among the three sectors, the industrialists have the lowest awareness of the IOH concept; as compared to academics who have highest awareness level. Among the common reasons given by the respondents for their lack of knowledge related to the IOH are weak regulation's enforcement related to health aspect, low safety and health mentality and culture in developing countries, and poor recording of workplace related diseases in Malaysia.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Energy
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:46760
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 13:56
Last Modified:19 Sep 2017 11:58

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