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A framework of non-fatal occupational injury surveillance in palm oil mill – a proposed study

Ruslan, Rumaizah and Baba , Ishak and Leman, Abdul Mutalib and Tan, Lai Wai (2016) A framework of non-fatal occupational injury surveillance in palm oil mill – a proposed study. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (11). ISSN 18196608

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Abstract

Non-fatal occupational injuries have been reported in high number of cases based on current Malaysian statistic data yet there are limited published papers covering on the issue especially in an agriculture milling industry. This study intended to develop a framework on non-fatal occupational injury surveillance by using an epidemiological data, exposure data and non-fatal occupational injury data. Method development and research’s instrument preparation will be established in the first phase of the study. These are including reviews on relevant literatures, questionnaire development and sampling procedure. In the second phase, workplace-based survey will be carried out by using questionnaire, which consist data on epidemiological and non-fatal occupational injuries. Environmental and personal noise exposure monitoring will also be executed. All gathered data will be analysed in quantitative method by using a statistical software SPSS (Statistic Package for Social Science). It is expected that database of non-fatal injury surveillance consists of epidemiological data of workers and exposure data could be established. The study will contribute to an initial approach of developing a framework for occupational injury surveillance that beneficial in early detection of occupational disease and preventive action. Future intervention on occupational safety and health could be tailor-made based on this occupational injury surveillance by focusing on workers’ safety and health in the palm oil mill.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-fatal occupational injury; surveillance; palm oil; mill industry
Subjects: T Technology > T55-55.3 Industrial safety. Industrial accident prevention
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 07:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8631
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