International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Preliminary Study of the Safety Culture in a Manufacturing Industry
Ezrin Hani Sukadarin, Nurud Suria Suhaimi, Norhidayah Abdull

Abstract
Safety culture plays a key function in determining an organization’s success or failure. An organization with a poor or negative safety culture might recognize the list of corrective actions, and perhaps need guidance to improve its safety culture. Therefore, this paper aims to explore the perception of employees towards safety culture in a manufacturing industry by using safety climate questionnaire. The finding of this research will be a guideline to propose a better working condition so that the safety culture can be created. Respondents were asked to answer two sections question which are question about respondents’ demography and question about safety climate, respectively. Seven factors in the safety climate questionnaire have been used to measure safety culture: safety management system and procedure, management commitment, safety attitudes, workmate’s influences, employee’s involvement, safety knowledge, and safety behavior. The result shows that, employees have positive perceptions towards safety management system and procedures that implemented in the organization, workmate’s influence, employee involvement, safety knowledge and safety behavior. In contrast however, employees’ perceptions towards management commitment are negative, whereby they felt that management commitments in term of safety and health in the organization is still weak. For the factor of safety attitude, the positive and negative perceptions are equal.

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