Automobile industry has been considered to be the most risky industry in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). As the growing global competition and cost production, increasing number of Automobile Multinational Companies (MNCs) use Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to keep their peace of growth. Due to vary modes of original production and degree of localization, different ownership of assembly Joint Ventures (JVs) may have very different effect on OHS. This study looks at the common work system practices, and OHS. Using a worker, machine, workplace survey of the factory, I found out that different work system practices have very different effect on OHS. I also discover that the usual claim that “flexibility of work” may be associated with OHS positively because of labor exploitation does not stand. Instead, fixed term contract and without contract in hand is associated positively with OHS. That may meant firms may use labor contract to push workers to work harder and therefore more OHS. I also found out that work system alone may not associate with OHS directly. Alternatively, I realized that work pressures such as pressure from group and leaders, from wage, and from company atmosphere may have positive relations with OHS.
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Rishi Kumar Singh, Nihal Anwar Siddiqui. Assessment of Occupational, Health and Safety Problems in the Automotive Industry and their Remedial Measures. Research J. Engineering and Tech. 5(2): April- June 2014 page 54-55.