Responsibility of Parties Involved in Establish Safety at Construction Site

3685 WordsMay 11, 201215 Pages
Responsibility of Parties Involved In Establish Safety at Construction Site Abstract The research paper is conducted to give awareness to all parties involved in construction industry and to identify the common hazards at site. In construction industry, accidents are likely to occur due to human error, hazards of the surrounding environment, and failure to comply with safety instructions. Generally, safety aspects should be the main priority at constructions site to minimize the accidents. The data were collected using questionnaire that distribute to Selangor and Kuala Lumpur area only. So, further research need to be conducted at other states in order to get more details and precise data. Keywords:…show more content…
In addition, hazards issues are also cannot be neglected by construction players because it will also much contributed to the accidents. They should be properly identify and highlight the type of hazards so actions can be taken to minimize hazards at construction site. Objectives 1. To investigate the level of awareness of construction parties on the safety regulations outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 2. To identify the key players responsible for the safety aspects on site. 3. To identify the common hazards that may cause accidents on site. Research Questions 1. What is the level of awareness of construction parties regarding OSHA’s safety regulations on site? 2. Who should be responsible for the safety on site? 3. What are the common hazards on site? Literature Review The construction industry is currently being recognized as a major economic force in Malaysia. It is also one of the most hazardous industries. Construction comprises of very small percentage of the overall workforce. Yet, the incidence rate for non-fatal injuries and illnesses exceeds that of many other industries. According to the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) report in 2000, the fatality rate in the construction industry in Malaysia was of more than 3 times of all workplaces. In

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