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Current issues construction project in Malaysia: Safety in construction building


Koay, Sze Huay and Ooh, Shu Wan and Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun and Osman, Wan Nadzri (2013) Current issues construction project in Malaysia: Safety in construction building. In: Simposium Pengurusan Teknologi, Operasi & Logistik (SIPTIK IV), 14-16 Mei 2013, Foyer Perpustakaan Sultanah Bahiyah UUM.

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Abstract

The construction industry is an important sector of Malaysian economy.However,accidents, incidents,injuries and fatalities continued to occur unabated on construction sites that show a high incidence of accidents and fatality rates.This paper discusses the current issues or problem related to the safety in the sector construction building in Malaysia.It is based on the data of number of fatalities and death rate on the Malaysian construction building.It is identified that there are high incidence of accidents and fatality rates for construction sector.The issues in the construction building such as unsafe act and unsafe condition, worker turnover and false acts, human and physical factor, lack of awareness of safety regulations, lack of proper safety training and poor safety awareness of project management are the weakness of construction projects and that need to be addresses effectively.Thus, the safety practice implementation in sector construction such as introducing a basic skills test and enhancement of safety programme and training should be practiced by all parties committed in the construction industry seek to minimize workplace accidents and reduce risks to the health of employees.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Penyunting Fadhilah Mat Yamin, Noorulsadiqin Azbiya Yaacob, Chong Khai Lin, Faizatul Akmar Abdul Nifa & Suria Musa. e-ISBN 978-983-2078-77-7 Anjuran Pusat Pengajian Pengurusan Teknologi dan Logistik (STML) dengan kerjasama Pusat Kerjasama Universiti-Industri (CUIC) Diterbitkan oleh: Universiti Utara Malaysia 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accidents, construction building, safety issues
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Sr. Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 02:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11666

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