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Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management systems: towards development of safety and health culture

Bakri, Ahmadon and Mohd. Zin, Rosli and Misnan, Mohd. Saidin and Mohammed, Abdul Hakim (2006) Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management systems: towards development of safety and health culture. In: 6th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, 5-6 September 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The unsatisfactory OSH record of the construction industry has always been highlighted. It is because the OSH management system is a neglected area and a function that has not been pursued systematically in the construction industry. Safety is an important issue, but many employers do not feel it is vital to the success of companies. For a long time, the construction industry has been labeled as with poor OSH culture and performance. But a mature construction company is still able to perform well in safety area. This type of company usually set their OSH goals for the continuous improvement in overall. Understanding the concept of the OSH management system will help us to understand the application of OSH management system in Malaysia and legislation needs to follow by industry. The rules and legislation are always protecting the worker safety and ensuring healthy workplaces. The main purpose of the rules and legislation is to prevent accidents, ill health and injury at workplaces. This paper will discuss theoritical review on OSH management in construction industry towards development of safety culture.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Construction industry; OSH Management System; safety and health culture.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:520
Deposited By: Norazila Safri
Deposited On:16 Feb 2007 07:21
Last Modified:22 Jun 2017 00:25

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