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Document ID (ISN)111444
CIS number 11-0028
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abas A.B.L., Said A.R.E.B.M., Mohammed M.A.B.A., Sathiakumar N.
Title Non-fatal occupational injuries among non-governmental employees in Malaysia
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 2011, Vol. 17, No.1, p.38-48. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract This study is based on the analysis of data on non-fatal occupational injuries reported to Malaysia's social security organization from 2002 to 2006. There was a decrease in both the absolute number and the incidence rates of these injuries over time. About 40% of cases occurred in the manufacturing sector followed by the services (17%) and trading (17%) sectors. Agriculture sector reported the highest incidence rate (24.1/1000), followed by the manufacturing sector subcategories of wood-product manufacturing (22.1/1000) and non-metallic industries (20.8/1000). Men aged 40 to 59 and persons of Indian ethnicity had a greater tendency to sustain injuries. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Malaysia; occupational accidents; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) age-linked differences; race-linked differences; agriculture; manufacturing industries; woodworking industry; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
Risk evaluation