A Review of Government Intervention in Reducing Industrial Accident

Norlinda Nasidin, Syazwan Syah Zulkifly, A. K. Abu Bakar, Nor Halim Hasan, Mohd Shamsuri Khalid

Abstract


This paper is a review of a quasi-experimental research with the main objective of determining the effect of government safety leadership interventions such as workplace safety monitoring as well as safety promotion and consultation including training, campaigns, and dialogue sessions towards reducing workplace accidents. A quasi- experiment used a pre-test or baseline measure for the year before (2011) and post-test after a year (2012). The intervention was conducted on 12 companies selected from those with the highest number of workplace accidents (as reported to SOCSO). Department Occupational Safety and Health provided interventions in the form of transactional leadership namely regular monitoring, training, and consultations. This REACH program has resulted in a 70% decrease in accidents at the selected workplaces compared to the previous year.


Keywords


government intervention, transformational leadership, transactional leadership and workplace accidents

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