A CASE STUDY OF ON THE USAGE OF SAFETY HELMET AMONG AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN PALM OIL PLANTATION
Author: Ammar ADNAN, Roya LATIFI, Shamsul Bahri MOHD TAMRIN, Yee Guan NG, Khairul Nazri ABD WAHIB, Ahmad Rizal ABDUL RAHMAN, Shahriman ABU BAKAR
Abstract:Personal protective equipment or PPE is important to protect the user against safety or health risks at work. In oil palm plantation, safety helmet is one of the important PPE to protect against falling object or impact. The aim of this study was to gather data regarding the knowledge, attitude and practice on the usage of safety helmet among oil palm workers. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 178 workers in two oil palm plantation located in Melaka, Malaysia. A set of questionnaires was used to collect data on socio-demographic, safety information, knowledge, attitude and practice on the usage of safety helmet. Based on the descriptive analysis, results indicate that the workers lack in knowledge, attitude and practice of the safety helmet used. Thus, intervention program on usage of safety helmet should be carried out to increase safety awareness among the workers.
Keywords: safety helmet, harvester, oil palm