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Workers' participation in safety and health at work

Khairiah, Soehod (2008) Workers' participation in safety and health at work. Jurnal Kemanusiaan (11). pp. 15-23. ISSN 1675-1930


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This paper focuses on the importance of getting workers involved in safety and health issues at work. Since modernisation and industrialisation have led to human loss and tragedy all around the world due to industrial accidents, safety practitioners and observers have widely agreed that the traditional belief that employers are solely responsible for the workers’ safety at work should have a new paradigm. To create a safe working condition, workers should be allowed to participate actively in safety and health matters and cooperate with the employers. Since they are closer to their work, it is felt that the workers themselves are the most qualified to make decisions about safety and job improvements. Evidence showed that various benefits could be yielded if workers work together with employers including the reduction of death and injury rates at work. However, to make workers’ participation in this field effective, several criteria are crucial. They are the legal support, management support, trade union support, training and the positive quality of the workers involved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:workers' participation, occupational safety and health, legal support, management support, trade union support, training, and quality workers.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:8459
Deposited By: Norshiela Buyamin
Deposited On:30 Apr 2009 14:03
Last Modified:15 Feb 2017 15:01

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