Establishing an organisational safety culture system in the Malaysian Mining Industry

Siti Noraishah, Ismail and Azizan, Ramli and Hanida, Abdul Aziz and Mohamad Aliasman, Morshidi and Muhammad Faizal, Zainal Abidin (2022) Establishing an organisational safety culture system in the Malaysian Mining Industry. Journal of Business and Social Development, 10 (2). pp. 73-88. ISSN 2600-9668(online). (Published)

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Many industries have recognised safety culture as a mechanism to manage and reduce occupational accidents. Mutual understanding between management and employees is key to a successful organisational safety culture that prevents mining accidents. The mining industry in Malaysia has operated for almost 200 years. However, there is a lack of literature discussing the factors that contribute to organisational safety culture. Therefore, the objective of this study is to investigate the contributing factors to establishing an organisational safety culture system in the Malaysian mining industry. This qualitative study was conducted by interviewing ten respondents with extensive experience in the Malaysian mining industry. By applying thematic analysis, 10 organisational factors were identified: (1) Safety policy, (2) safety rules, (3) safety education, (4) safety program, (5) safety competency, (6) safety planning, (7) safety audit, (8) safety signage, (9) a competent SHO/leader, and (10) medical surveillance. In conclusion, safety policies, safety rules, and safety education are the three main factors needed to create an organisational safety culture in the Malaysian mining industry. This study was very helpful, especially to mine owners, mine operators, and enforcers as well as to mine employees, to improve their safety culture practices and reduce mining accidents or disasters in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian mining industry, mining accidents, organisational safety culture, qualitative study, thematic analysis.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TG Bridge engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Faculty of Computing
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2023 04:15
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2023 04:15
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