Perception of safety, physical working conditions and stress between Malaysia and United Kingdom

Rahim, Nazahah A, Ng, Hui-Kim, Biggs, David M and Boots, Karyn (2014) Perception of safety, physical working conditions and stress between Malaysia and United Kingdom. International Journal of Business and Society, 15 (2). pp. 321-338.

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21st century businesses operate faster and with more complexity and uncertainty than ever before, and therefore industrial accidents and diseases become more prolific, bringing a serious and costly burden to all countries. For the majority of the world’s workforce, a working environment does not meet the minimum standards and guiding principle predetermined by the international bureaus. This has called for occupational safety and health to be implemented and enforced. Different laws and regulations have been introduced by most of the developed countries meant for the prevention of industrial accidents and occupational diseases and the statistics of occupational accidents is being kept updated. Differences of behavioral patterns in organizations are attributed to beliefs, norms and values amongst employees from different parts of the world. Therefore, the health and safety of employees becomes a vital aspect of the work of human resource management teams. This study compared the perception of employees towards health and safety in workplaces in Malaysia and the United Kingdom (UK). Malaysia is a developing country whereas the UK is a developed country. Investigating their perceptions would provide insights for different points of view on occupational health and safety from a developing country and a developed country.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health, Safety; Occupational Stress; Physical Work Conditions; Accidents; Safety; Climate; TW04
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:05

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