Implementation of integrated management system in Malaysia: The level of organization's understanding and awareness

Kadir Arifin, Kadaruddin Aiyub, Azahan Awang, Jamaluddin Md. Jahi, Rosman Iteng

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Abstract

Integrated Management System (IMS) is rather new in Malaysia compared to other country. The integration of Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2000), Environment Management System (ISO 14001:1996) and Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSAS 18000:1999) had produced a better and more dynamic model in management today. The problems faced by the organization on the separated systems, such as burden of paperwork, costs, increasing workloads, and manpower can be solved through IMS. This paper revealed the organization's readiness to implement IMS in Malaysia. A total of 30 organizations whose certified with quality management, environmental management and safety and occupational health were selected as respondents. Questionnaires were distributed to the organization and the results were made into percentage, level of readiness index and regression test to analyze the organizations' responds. Results show that 73% of the organizations' management is committed to implement the IMS in their organization while the rest are not committed to do so. This is supported by the fact that they are aware of IMS (73%), competency of IMS (57%) and understanding of the standard (83%). The index value average is 0.66 and this indicated that most of the respondents are ready to implement IMS in their organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-195
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Malaysia
management systems
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Safety Management
Occupational Health
occupational health and safety
Quality Management
Quality management
safety
Awareness
integrated management
Safety
Health
environmental management
Workload
Environmental Management
Environmental management
dynamic models
Questionnaire
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • IMS
  • Level of readiness
  • Level of understanding
  • Organization

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