Human element as the contributing factor towards construction accidents from the perspective of Malaysian residential construction industry

Mohd Hafiidz Jaafar, Kadir Arifin, Kadaruddin Aiyub, Muhammad Rizal Razman, Mohamad Anuar Kamaruddin

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Abstract

Malaysian construction industry is crucial in the development of the country towards becoming a developed nation. However, the positive growth of Malaysian construction industry is being affected with high fatality rate. There are four main elements contributing to occupational accidents in the industry comprising of immediate factor (human and worksite) and underlying factor (management and external). Human element is considered the most significant and obvious contributing factor towards occupational accidents in the construction industry. This element is formulated by the four sub-elements, human physical, experience, attitude and behavior. 13 residential projects comprising of seven high-rise and six low-rise projects were chosen in Penang, Malaysia. 135 and 13 respondents were selected for questionnaire survey and interview respectively. Attitude and behavior registered the highest mean average in human element. Comparison made between high-rise and low-rise projects respondents shown that there is no significant difference in the perspective of these two groups towards human element.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages296-308
Number of pages13
Volume604
ISBN (Print)9783319605241
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume604
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/7/1721/7/17

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Construction industry
Accidents
Human engineering
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Keywords

  • Construction fatalities
  • Construction safety
  • Human element
  • Occupational accident
  • Safety legislation
  • Safety management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Jaafar, M. H., Arifin, K., Aiyub, K., Razman, M. R., & Kamaruddin, M. A. (2018). Human element as the contributing factor towards construction accidents from the perspective of Malaysian residential construction industry. In Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017 (Vol. 604, pp. 296-308). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 604). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60525-8_31

Human element as the contributing factor towards construction accidents from the perspective of Malaysian residential construction industry. / Jaafar, Mohd Hafiidz; Arifin, Kadir; Aiyub, Kadaruddin; Razman, Muhammad Rizal; Kamaruddin, Mohamad Anuar.

Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017. Vol. 604 Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 296-308 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 604).

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Jaafar, MH, Arifin, K, Aiyub, K, Razman, MR & Kamaruddin, MA 2018, Human element as the contributing factor towards construction accidents from the perspective of Malaysian residential construction industry. in Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017. vol. 604, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 604, Springer Verlag, pp. 296-308, AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017, Los Angeles, United States, 17/7/17. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60525-8_31
Jaafar MH, Arifin K, Aiyub K, Razman MR, Kamaruddin MA. Human element as the contributing factor towards construction accidents from the perspective of Malaysian residential construction industry. In Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017. Vol. 604. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 296-308. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60525-8_31
Jaafar, Mohd Hafiidz ; Arifin, Kadir ; Aiyub, Kadaruddin ; Razman, Muhammad Rizal ; Kamaruddin, Mohamad Anuar. / Human element as the contributing factor towards construction accidents from the perspective of Malaysian residential construction industry. Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, 2017. Vol. 604 Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 296-308 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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