Guidelines on Safe Work Practice when Commuting in Oil Palm Plantations
Akmal Wani Sulong1, Azmi Hassan2, Tengku Mohamed Ariff Raja Husin3

1Akmal Wani Sulong, Institute of Community (Health) Development, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia.
2Azmi Hassan, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia.
3Tengku Mohamed Ariff Raja Husin, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 17 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 02 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 222-228 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10390782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1039.0782S319
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Abstract: Previous local researches on the oil palm workers are mostly focusing on the musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic issues. However, the workers are easily exposed to many other accidents such as commuting accidents. The location of the oil palm plantations itself which are remote and requires the workers to commute far from their home elevate the possibility of commuting accidents. The present paper describes contributing factors to commuting accidents and suggests guidelines to be followed as prevention from such accidents. Reports, news, and previous research on commuting accidents are reviewed and cross-referred with the safety and health guidelines in the agriculture published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Malaysia to ensure it fits the commuting nature in an oil palm plantation. A safety and health practice guideline is presented in this paper, still, regular training and commitment from both the organisation and the workers are essential in ensuring the safety of the workers.
Keywords: Commuting Accidents, Guidelines, Oil Palm Plantation, Safety And Health.
Scope of the Article: Biomedical Computing