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ERIC Number: EJ917245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Study of Occupational Safety and Health Audit on Facilities at Ungku Omar College, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): A Preliminary Analysis
Ariffin, Kadir; Ahmad, Shaharuddin; Aiyub, Kadaruddin; Awang, Azhan; Aziz, Azmi; Mohamad, Lukman Z.; Mamat, Samsu Adabi
College Student Journal, v44 n3 p737-751 Sep 2010
Occupational safety and health (OSH) in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is being considered as an important program to measure employee and student welfare and well-being. During academic session, apart from attending lectures, laboratory works, tutorial and library search, majority of students spend most of their time in residential colleges, thus occupational safety and health of students at respective colleges must be taken care and measured in order to guarantee students well-being. In addition, many co-curriculum activities nowadays are conducted in colleges. Therefore, it is important to observe to what extent the safety of students at colleges is taking care by the management of colleges. Based on this reason, therefore, this study attempts to observe and identify the safety and health level at one of the colleges in UKM i.e. Ungku Omar College (KUO). By using criteria and indicators as listed in checklist of hazard risk assessment, safety inspection or audit was conducted at various places or localities in KUO. Percentage and scoring systems were used in evaluating every area in KUO. The result showed that the overall score of safety at all localities in KUO was about 77.6%. Based on localities, general administrative office had the highest safety score i.e. 90.9% followed by college facility areas (71.6%) and administrative blocks (70.3%). It can be said that, the whole of KUO facilities scored above the required safe indicator of 50%. However, there were some safety technical aspects which previously did not apply and practice by the college management. For instance, provision of building which shows emergency exit in every exit doors should be implemented by the KUO authority. Hence, it shows clearly the way out of the buildings if anything happen inside of the buildings. In general, the effectiveness of the occupational safety and health of students in KUO are in the hands of administrators and employers. Therefore, based on this study, safety and health audit should be carried out not only in KUO but also in other residential colleges, thus the UKM students' well-being and welfare can be guaranteed and monitored entirely. (Contains 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia