Psychosocial Workplace Hazards and Workers’ Health in Factory Sector

  • Shiau Wei Chan Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Tasmin R Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • A. H. Nor Aziati Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Raja Zuraidah Rasi Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Fadillah Ismail Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Rumaizah Ruslan Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Ramlan R Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Nur Syereena Nojumuddin Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • M.F. Ahmad Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Siti Sarah Omar Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Izzuddin Zaman Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
  • Muhamad Fuad Anuar Department of Production and Operation Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat 86400, Johor
Keywords: Psychosocial Workplace Hazards, Body Mass Index, Mental Health, Factory Sector

Abstract

Nowadays, issues on psychosocial workplace hazards have become a hot topic. However, only a small amount of research has been conducted in Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between psychosocial workplace hazards and workers’ health which is measured using Body Mass Index (BMI) as well as mental health. Two research hypotheses related to psychosocial workplace hazards, i.e. Body Mass Index (BMI) and mental health were examined. In this study, 105 workers were selected randomly from factories located in Klang, Selangor, and questionnaires were distributed to them. The result revealed that there is a significant relationship between psychosocial workplace hazards and BMI, while there is no significant relationship between psychosocial workplace hazards and mental health. This study serves as a guideline for organisations concerning the relationship between psychosocial workplace hazards with workers’ health.

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Published
19-11-2018
How to Cite
Chan, S. W., R, T., Nor Aziati, A. H., Rasi, R. Z., Ismail, F., Ruslan, R., R, R., Nojumuddin, N. S., Ahmad, M., Omar, S. S., Zaman, I., & Anuar, M. F. (2018). Psychosocial Workplace Hazards and Workers’ Health in Factory Sector. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10(5). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/3042
Section
Special Issue 2018: Mechanical Engineering