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Table 2 Perception of importance of OHS *

From: Effects of health and safety problem recognition on small business facility investment

  Very important Others p-value
N % N %
Total 616 54.0 525 46.0  
Region (n = 1,141)      <0.001
 Gyeonggi 178 58.6 126 41.4  
 Seoul 75 44.4 94 55.6  
 Gyeongnam 162 63.8 92 36.2  
 Daegu 100 55.6 80 44.4  
 Gwangju 45 31.3 99 68.8  
 Chungnam 56 62.2 34 37.8  
Type of industry (n = 1,141)      0.431
 Light 149 52.5 135 47.5  
 Petrochemical 100 58.8 70 41.2  
 Machine and metal 266 54.5 222 45.5  
 Electrical and electronics 101 50.8 98 49.2  
Company size (no. of employees) (n = 1,137)      0.211
4 141 49.5 144 50.5  
 5-9 173 52.7 155 47.3  
 10-29 211 56.3 164 43.7  
30-49 87 58.4 62 41.6  
Handling hazardous material‡(n = 1,137)      0.065
 Yes 300 57.0 226 43.0  
 No 315 51.6 296 48.4  
Industrial accidents for the recent 3 years (n = 1,141)      0.037
 Yes 159 59.6 108 40.4  
 No 457 52.3 417 47.7  
Technical/financial support§ (n = 1,123)      <0.001
 Yes 159 69.1 71 30.9  
 No 442 49.5 451 50.5  
  1. *OHS : occupational health and safety problems.
  2. p-value by χ2-test.
  3. ‡Noise, Dust, DMF, Organic chemicals(Isopropyl alcohol, Xylene, Toluene, Trichloroethylene etc.), Metals(Copper, Lead, Mercury, Aluminium, Cadmium, Chromium etc.), Acids and alkalies(Hydrogen Chloride, Nitric acid, Sulfuric acid etc.), Others (Dichlorobenzidine, Arsenic, Volatile coal tar pitch, Vinyl chloride, Asbestos etc.)
  4. §State-funded projects in supporting the health management of small businesses, Clean Workplace Program, Projects in supporting the financing for prevention of industrial accidents etc.