Employee safety and security at the SIM group
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SIM Group is an umbrella enterprise having several textile-oriented companies under a single ownership. This report illustrates current condition and problems concerning safety and security of its workers. The objective of this report is to access the employee safety and security issues from a perspective of human resources management, and provide some recommendations based on the accessed findings. To fulfill this objective, a survey using 13 semi-structured questionnaire is conducted where quota sampling method is utilized having a sample size of 30 from all three major sections of the company. In addition, direct observation of the intern is also used to access further facts that are not captured by survey. Findings from both sources are compiled to provide the recommendations. The findings reveal that, although SIM Group does have several nice features regarding employee safety and security, it is not free from serious drawbacks. Among them, the most severe ones are that most of the personal protective equipments are not replaced regularly; some of those, such as mask, are uncomfortable; a big portion of the workers do not wear these protective equipments; and the ribbon band of ID card and unsmooth dyeing floor may cause accident. In addition, no proper footwear is given to the workers and first aid box is also limited. Moreover, among others problems, there are severe problems in female dormitory that are need to be fixed. To fix these issues, eleven recommendations are provided, which may improve the overall condition of safety and security from a perspective of human resources management.