The Relationship of Stressors and Stress on Injury Incident of Construction Workers in Penang
1 Fakulti Kejuruteraan Awam, Universiti Teknologi Mara, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
2 Gaintrend Sdn Bhd, Taman Perindustrian Beringin, 14000 Bukit Tengah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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Construction Workers (CWs) are the main source of manpower that is necessary to every construction project. Non conducive and hazardous working environment at construction site will affect the physiological health of the construction labour. This study is conducted to explore the impact of job stress and emotional stress to the CWs that potentially lead to injuries incident in Penang. Twelve stressors were identified through factor analysis. Then, the stressors are classified into five main categories. Questionnaires were developed according to the stressstressor relationship. The correlation between factors of injury incident (stressor) and stress shows that lack of autonomy and inappropriate safety equipment lead to the emotional stress among the CWs with 0.287 and 0.204 respectively. In addition, poor physical environment causes the job stress among CWs with the correlation of 0.270.
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