Safety Riding Gear Wearing Status among Industrial Workers Commute to Work in Bangi: A Baseline Study

N.K. Alias, A. Azhar, W. Ameer Batcha, Z.H. Zulkipli

Abstract


In Malaysia, motorcyclists have been known to record the highest fatality rate in road accidents every year. On average, around 12 motorcyclists and pillion riders die each day in road accidents. This is a cross-sectional study conducted among workers riding to work and return from work in selected manufacturing companies in Bangi. Results show the wearing rate of safety helmet and vest among selected companies that participated shows high compliance of helmet wearing while the wearing rate of safety vest was very low, less than 4%. Most of the riders wore the jacket during riding (70.5%) however it was dark colour (74%) and not a proper riding jacket. Last but not least, about 71% of rider wore proper footwear to their workplace rather than slipper. Full commitment from employer and employee is a must to create a safety culture among riders.


Keywords


Safety helmet; safety vest; conspicuity; commuting safety

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