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Document ID (ISN)102517
CIS number 03-1654
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chee H.L., Rampal K.G.
Title Relation between sick leave and selected exposure variables among women semiconductor workers in Malaysia
Bibliographic information Apr. 2003, Vol.60, No.4, p.262-270. 17 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional survey was carried out to determine the relation between sick leave and selected exposure variables among women working in the semiconductor industry. Subjects were women production workers from 18 semiconductor factories. Sick leave and exposure to physical and chemical hazards were determined by self reporting. The effects of age, marital status, work task, work schedule, work section, and duration of work in factory and work section were also explored by logistical regression. Marital status was strongly linked to the taking of sick leave. Chemical and physical exposures, with the exception of poor ventilation and smelling chemicals, showed no significant relation to the taking of sick leave within the past year. Workers in wafer polishing workers and parts assembly operations faced significantly higher odds of taking sick leave.
Descriptors (primary) sickness absenteeism; women; risk factors; electronics industry
Descriptors (secondary) Malaysia; semiconductor devices; chemical products; physical hazards; cross-sectional study; chemical hazards; statistical evaluation; ventilation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMalaysia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment