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Towards development of safety and health culture in construction industry

Azmi, Muhammad Azlan and Zainudin, Muhamad Amirul and Rashid, Fauzi and Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun and Osman, Wan Nadzri (2013) Towards development of safety and health culture in construction industry. In: Simposium Pengurusan Teknologi, Operasi & Logistik (SIPTIK IV), 14-16 Mei 2013, Foyer Perpustakaan Sultanah Bahiyah UUM.

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The construction industry is an important sector of any national economy, especially regarding its employment potential.But accidents, injuries and fatalities continue to occur unabated on construction site around the world at consistently high rates.The construction areas tends to have a low awareness of the long- term benefits of safety practices, while the tendering process often gives little attention to safety, resulting in cost and corner cutting.Sometimes, safety is found to be a first item to face cost cutting. This is because some of the employers often believe that the implementation of OSH management system will cost more. Unsatisfactory OSH record of the construction industry has always been highlighted.It is because the OSH management system is a neglected area and a functional that has not been pursued systematically in this industry.Safety is an important issue, but many employers do not feel it is vital to the success of company.High rate of injury are primarily due to inadequate or non- existence of an OSH management system.Many occupational accidents and injuries are due to a breakdown in the existing OSH management system.Therefore, the application of an ‘effective’ management can lead to safer system of construction areas and reduce of injuries and work related diseases.The framework will explain the important and the benefit when the construction companies implement occupational safety and health management system in their companies.There is a lot of benefit when the companies implement this OSH management system such as reduces cost, decreases accident and accident case, improve productivity and many more. So, from this, there is has the chain between OSH management with development safety and health culture.

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: Safety and Health Culture, Construction Industry
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Nadzri Osman
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 07:51
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 07:51
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11701

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