Identifying root causes and mitigation measures of construction fall accidents / Normadiana Mohammad Hanapi...[et. al.]

Mohammad Hanapi, Normadiana and Mohd Kamal, Mohd Mawardi and Ismail, Muhammad Isha and Putera Abdullah, Indra Akmal (2013) Identifying root causes and mitigation measures of construction fall accidents / Normadiana Mohammad Hanapi...[et. al.]. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 17 (01). pp. 65-79. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries. It is because those who spend their working lives on construction sites have a higher probability of being killed at their workplace. Based on the statistics issued by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) Malaysia, the number of fatality and permanent disabilities due to fall from height accidents at the construction sites is one of the highest rates as compared to other sectors. Therefore, this research intends to identify the causes and safety measures of construction fall accidents in Shah Alam construction sites because there are a lot of high rise building projects in this state. This study is carried out by doing literature review and getting feedback through questionnaires. In order to find out causes and mitigation measures of fall accidents at the construction site, this study used SPSS test such as Spearman’s Rho to analyze the data. The finding of this study indicates that “poor safety attitude and behavior of workers” are the main problems in obstructing the implementation of safety procedures and guidelines for construction sites. The responses from the survey also show that “sufficient safety training” and “equipment for working at height” are the adoptable mitigation measures to enhance the workers’ safety performance. It is believed that appointing safety officers in inspection and maintenance works and by applying risk assessment in identifying fall hazards could reduce the number of fall accidents.

Metadata

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Mohammad Hanapi, Normadiananormadiana@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Mohd Kamal, Mohd Mawardimawardikamal@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Ismail, Muhammad Ishaisha@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Putera Abdullah, Indra Akmalindra akmal putera@pahang.uitm.edu.m
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Risk management. Risk in industry. Operational risk
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Risk management. Risk in industry. Operational risk > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Construction industry
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences (GADINGSS)
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 17
Number: 01
Page Range: pp. 65-79
Item ID: 29610
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatality, Risk assessment, Safety measure, Social Security Organization (SOCSO) Malaysia.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29610

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