Enhancing Quality of Work Life via Safety Variables in Malaysian Manufacturing Industries: A Conceptual Framework
Work-related accidents and injuries continue to be a major problem in Malaysian manufacturing. The industry has made little progress in lessening deaths or serious injuries. In the past year, the fatal injury rate has only declined slightly, and the serious injury rate has remained unchanged (Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), 2021). As Malaysia aspires to become a developed nation by 2020, reducing occupational accidents and injuries is one of the key employments concerns it aims to address (Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), 2021). Employees who complete work will carry out their tasks better and show more dedication to their work and organisation. Thus, organisations must take heed at conquering their employees’ hearts while investing in a Department of Occupational Safety and Health Management system aimed at avoiding and reducing workplace accidents by revising safety behaviours and incentives. This paper puts forth a conceptual framework to analyse the interplay between the safety climate, safety motivation, and safety behaviour to improve the quality of work life in the Malaysian manufacturing industry, which will help to develop more effective safety interventions in reducing accidents.
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