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A Factor Analytical Study of Safety and Health Issues in Select Small and Medium Manufacturing Concerns

A Factor Analytical Study of Safety and Health Issues in Select Small and Medium Manufacturing Concerns
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Author(s): Meha Joshi (Delhi Technological University, India) and Ritu Bajaj (JIM'S, India)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Epworth HealthCare, Australia & Deakin University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0920-2.ch028

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Abstract

Safety and health are the important issues which must be taken up by the organizations to ensure satisfaction of the employees and also to ensure productivity in the organization. Particularly in small and medium enterprises, these issues demand more concern as due to small size of firm, they are often neglected. This chapter gives an overview of small and medium enterprises in India, their role in the development of economy. Moreover, this chapter focuses on the importance of Safety and Health in the organization, how they are taken up as major concerns of the organization by International Labor Organization in the form of providing various conventions and ratifications and what are the various provisions regarding the same in the Factories Act in India. The outcome of the chapter is the factors which are particularly relevant for ensuring safety and health of employees in small and medium enterprises. For determining the factors, Factor analysis was performed on the data collected from the respondents with the help of questionnaire comprising of statements on Likert scale.

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