A study on improving worker safety at highway / Mazlinda Md. Dzain

Md. Dzain, Mazlinda (2011) A study on improving worker safety at highway / Mazlinda Md. Dzain. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

The construction industry has historically encountered far more injuries and fatalities as the statically showed. According to the statistic on year 2008 construction industry represented 73 % cases in Malaysia with second ranking on type of injury after manufacturing sector (OSHA Malaysia, 2010). In theory it highlighted that the construction industry is a most risky than other industries. There is an inherent risk of injury or fatality in all occupations. Even sectaries occupations face jobsite hazard such as back injury. The highway brings increased risks to those who work on the network to ensure that it is kept safe and in good condition. Government and industry are working together to improve the expose to the risk. The Authorities agency such as Kementerian Kerjaraya Malaysia, Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia, Jabatan Kerja Raya, NIOSH, DOSH and other respective has taken various action plans in providing safety aspect to the highway worker. Highway worker is vulnerable from being hit by traffic and these risks need to be reduced. Action is urgently needed to make changes to reduce the risks for those working on the live carriageways, which is the most hazardous area for the highway operations. Highway worker include all operatives working who are directly exposed to risks from highway users. These include highways representative from Maintenance and Traffic Officers, all workers engaged in

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Md. Dzain, MazlindaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Project management
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Occupational Health
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Item ID: 26453
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety Highway, Safety Worker, OSHA
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/26453

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