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Propagating Occupational Safety and Health Programmes among Small Scalefarmers and Entrepreneursin Essential Oils Industry

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  • MADYA LT KOL (B) AZUDDIN BIN BAHARI

    (Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) P.O. Box 77, d/a Pejabat Pos Besar, 01007 Kangar, Perli)

  • HANUM BINTI HASSAN

    (Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) P.O. Box 77, d/a Pejabat Pos Besar, 01007 Kangar, Perlis)

  • FARIDAH BINTI WAHAB

    (Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) P.O. Box 77, d/a Pejabat Pos Besar, 01007 Kangar, Perlis)

Abstract

The production of essential oils as the end product entails the phases of planting, harvesting, production and marketing. Small scale farmers engage herein the field of essential oils industry is concern with planting, marketing what they produce or agricultural services while entrepreneurs are concern in the production and marketing of essential oils. Workers at the workplace faced a variety of hazards for instance chemical hazards, biological hazards, ergonomic hazards, psychosocial hazards and physical hazards. The outcome is work related accidents and occupational diseases at the workplace. Thus, this paper will look into hazards at the workplace and propagate the importance of cultivating the culture of safety, health and welfare of persons at workplace vis-?-vis the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994.

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  • Madya Lt Kol (B) Azuddin Bin Bahari & Hanum Binti Hassan & Faridah Binti Wahab, 2014. "Propagating Occupational Safety and Health Programmes among Small Scalefarmers and Entrepreneursin Essential Oils Industry," Journal of Asian Scientific Research, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 4(10), pages 585-589, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:asi:joasrj:2014:p:585-589
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