Accidents at the Construction site in Northern Area: Malaysian Experienced

Zaherawati Zakaria, Zaliha Hj Hussin, Nazni Noordin, Zuriawati Zakaria

Abstract


Recent statistic indicates that there is increasing number of accidents at the construction site which leads researcher to choose the construction site located at Kuala Sungai, Alor Star, Kedah Malaysia as place to do a study in 2006 until 2007. Due to many accidents occurs in constructions site, this study will help government to have a proper standard in supervision at the constructions site and to identify whether employers and employees comply or not with Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) made by the government. This study tries to identify whether the attitudes, training, skill and protection tools of the worker contributes to the accident happen at the contraction sites. In order to find out the reason of accident at the construction site, the researcher uses the SPSS by using the two tests on every variable which are T-test and ANOVA. As a result, all of the variables show the significant result which contributes to the reason of accidents happened at the construction site. These findings can be as a references and guidelines to workers and employers in order to prevent the accidents at the workplace, especially at the construction sites. As recommendation, all parties have to concern about what the best measurements should be practiced to prevent accidents happen again as well as to increase the level of safety and security at the workplace. In future research, government and third parties such as NGO and society should be part of awareness campaign or programme to avoid of accidents at the workplace. By this ways, it hopes can lead to a more conducive working environment. Keywords: Accident; Construction; Site; OSHA; Employee; Employer; Safety; Health.

Keywords


Accident; Construction; Site; OSHA; Employee; Employer; Safety; Health.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.mse.1913035X20100403.012

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