A FRAMEWORK OF NON-FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURY SURVEILLANCE IN PALM OIL MILL-A PROPOSED STUDY

Rumaizah Ruslan, Ishak Baba, Abdul Leman, Tan Wai, Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat
2016 unpublished
Non-fatal occupational injuries have been reported in high number of cases based on current Malaysian statistic data yet there are limited published papers covering on the issue especially in an agriculture milling industry. This study intended to develop a framework on non-fatal occupational injury surveillance by using an epidemiological data, exposure data and non-fatal occupational injury data. Method development and research's instrument preparation will be established in the first phase
more » ... the study. These are including reviews on relevant literatures, questionnaire development and sampling procedure. In the second phase, workplace-based survey will be carried out by using questionnaire, which consist data on epidemiological and non-fatal occupational injuries. Environmental and personal noise exposure monitoring will also be executed. All gathered data will be analysed in quantitative method by using a statistical software SPSS (Statistic Package for Social Science). It is expected that database of non-fatal injury surveillance consists of epidemiological data of workers and exposure data could be established. The study will contribute to an initial approach of developing a framework for occupational injury surveillance that beneficial in early detection of occupational disease and preventive action. Future intervention on occupational safety and health could be tailor-made based on this occupational injury surveillance by focusing on workers' safety and health in the palm oil mill.
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