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Enforcement of Safety and Health Policy Reduces Human Error in SMEs in the Manufacturing Industry

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The workplace accident and injuries rate had increased dramatically in Malaysia and the causes of workplace accident can be various. However, the common terms, ‘to err is human’ has been investigated and found out that more than 80 percent of workplace accidents and injuries are caused by human. This study used survey to conduct the research. The independent variables are Person Approach and System Approach. However, in order to reduce the error, enforcement in safety and health policy is needed and this variable acts as the moderating variable in this study. By using Hayes’s PROCESS modeling in analyzing the moderate effect, it shows that high enforcement in safety and health policy helps to prevent human error in SMEs manufacturing industry.
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Keywords: Human Error; Manufacturing Industry; Person Approach; Safety and Health; System Approach

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, Melaka, Malaysia 2: Faculty of Safety and Health, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Cyberjaya, Malaysia 3: Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, Melaka, Malaysia

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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