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Safety and health issues during printing ink production process

Othman, N. and Lerk, L. L. and Chelliapan, S. and Mohammad, R. and Nasri, N. S. (2017) Safety and health issues during printing ink production process. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (9). pp. 942-954. ISSN 0976-6308

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Occupational accidents may occur due to several reasons, such as the workers are unaware of the rules, the workers are aware but do not understand the rules, they mistakenly apply the rules, they ignore the rules, they lack sufficient educational background, and they received no proper training. The lack of safety awareness in the workplace has become one of the reasons for the occurrence of occupational accidents. Consequently, the knowledge of safety is very important in order to create a safe working environment and increase the awareness of safety among workers. Hence, the study aims to identify the factors that influence the safety and health issues during printing ink production process. For this study, the data was collected through observation and distribution of survey questions to the printing ink production staff. Thirty sets of questionnaires were distributed to the respondents, who include the production workers, production supervisors, and any personnel working in the printing ink production process. The results showed that more than half of the production workers are uncertain with the safety instructions. The study revealed that a low education background of the production workers also contribute to safety and health issues. For that reason, employers should provide sufficient training to the production workers. The findings of this study can contribute to the development of awareness and control measures for the printing ink production process by the employees and employers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:safety awareness, occupational accidents
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:76344
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:29 Jun 2018 22:03
Last Modified:29 Jun 2018 22:03

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