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Noncompliance of the occupational safety and health legislation in the Malaysian construction industry

A. Hamid, A. R. and A. Razak, A. R and Yusof, A. M. and Jaya, R. P. and Zakaria, R. and Aminudin, E. and K. Anuar, M. A. S. and Yahya, K. and Haron, Z. and Yunus, R. and Rashid, I. A. (2019) Noncompliance of the occupational safety and health legislation in the Malaysian construction industry. In: 12th International Civil Engineering Post Graduate Conference, SEPKA 2018 and 3rd International Symposium on Expertise of Engineering Design, ISEED 2018, 27 August 2018 through 28 August 2018, Johor, Malaysia.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/220/1/012043


Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (OSHA 1994) is a tool for the employer, employee and manufacturer to put efforts in securing safety, health and welfare at work place. But, the increase in prosecution cases under OSH legislation indicates the lack of compliance to the regulations. A prosecution can be translated as one of the frequently employed instruments for the enforcement of health and safety legislation. The objective of this study is to analyze the most common non-compliance cases of OSH legislative provision from 2005 until October 2017 compiled by the Department Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). The data of the cases were analyzed using frequency distribution analysis and content analysis. The result of the study shows that the most non-compliance with OSH legislation in Malaysia relates to the general duties of employers and self-employed persons to their employees (Section 15(1)). The second most common non-compliance of OSHA is section 17 regarding employer's failure to provide safe work system. The third and fourth most common non-compliance of OSHA is section 32 and 29 regarding the employer's failure to report the accidents and the employer's failure to provide competent safety and health officer. To increase compliance to legislation, full top management commitment, active worker engagement and effective safety and health committee are amongst top preferred solutions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:frequency distributions, health and safety legislation, legislative provisions
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:89562
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 14:08
Last Modified:22 Feb 2021 14:08

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