Occupational Hazards in the Workplace: A Case of an Electronic Company in Sama Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia


DOI 10.14707/ajbr.120001

Ahi Sarok
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Jerip Susil
Assistant Minister for Public Health, Sarawak


This article attempts to examine the state of occupational hazards and other forms of
risks in a Japanese electronic company in Sama Jaya Industrial Zone in Kuching in
the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. It also attempts to gauge whether the employees
serving in the company frequently used any form of personal protective equipment
while performing their jobs at the workplace.

In this regard respondents were asked to respond to a self-administered questionnaire. The findings show that less than one third of the employees wear their personal protective equipments. Employees in this company are exposed to different form of occupational hazards which includes noise
pollution, ergonomic and workers are also exposed to chemicals which are used to
mix raw materials to form the slurry.

Keywords:   Occupational Hazards, pollutions in the workplace, occupational health and safety, electronic company.


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