CONSTRUCTION WORKERS PERCEPTION AND UNDERSTANDING OF OSH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON SITE.

Yakub D.M., Bakr IM

Abstract


Construction workers are the frontline staffs that contribute to the various work trade

involves in construction activities such as concrete work, excavation work, painting,

electrical work etc. Such work has been recognized as the most dangerous in term of accident

and fatality rates. In 2010 occupational accident in Malaysia construction industry includes

66 death, 4 cases of permanent disability and 50 cases of non-permanent disability. In most

construction sites poor safety awareness, lack of skills, unclean safety responsibilities, boring

and simple safety activities or education are among the major factors affecting workers

performance on sites and eventually results in accident in sites. The aim of the study is

to determine the level of understanding on knowledge of OSH management system by

the workers and how a good safety culture and climate can be created by the workers. As

such, construction industry standard (CIS) refers to as CIS 10:2008 were used, the workers

questions were develop a safety and health among the employee interview contain in the

standard. The result reveals that the levels of understanding of OSH management system

practice at sites are encouraging. In order to improve on the existing standard of knowledge

among the workers, the study recommended that the organization should encouraged safety

education and promotion in order to enhance workers skill and awareness of the OSH

management system for construction sites.


Keywords


Construction, Workers, Knowledge, Safety, Management, Perception.

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