- Blasting in Construction Site
There are specific regulatory requirements, under Part XV, BOWECS related with blasting in construction site. The contractor is required to appoint designated person and shotfirer to ensure safe blasting operation.
- Preventing Falsework Accident
There are six fundamentals that require specific attention in order to prevent falsework accident. These fundamentals are combination of essence of the regulatory requirements and lessons learnt from forensic accident investigation
- Excavation Safety
Common hazards of excavation works are presented along with practical guidance on how to manage them. Most of the contents are published as Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Excavation) 2017.
Common hazards while working with ladder with its control measure are described according to regulatory requirements and guidelines. Other issues described are approval of design and drawing of scaffold, issuance of JKJ 26 notice and red dust and bending fatigue in wire rope.
- Some Construction Safety Issues
Some issues related with construction site enforcement and regulatory requirements (appointment of safety and health officer and design approval of scaffold) are explained.
- Accident Statistics
Accident statistics in construction industry in 2015 are presented and analysed along with the effect of incompliance to the OSH requirements.
- Prevention Through Design
The concept of Prevention through Design is explained along with its implementation in selected countries in the world. The status of Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Management) is stated.
- Guide to the Client
Some short guidance for the client according to the recommendations in the Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Management) 2017.
- Construction Strategic Plan
The background, outcome and focus of the Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry Strategic Plan is briefly described.
- Key principles of OSH Leadership
This article described 10 key principles that will help employer to achieve successful leadership and worker involvement, and hence encouraging OSH ownership.
- Mind Your Step
OSHA requires constructor as an employer, who creates and works with the workplace risks, to provide and maintain places of work and access/egress that are safe for his workers and person other than his employer. Safe means that there should be no risk of being run over by machinery, no risk of tripping/ slipping, no risk of falling from any height, no risk of objects falling on to people and other safety hazards, while working or using the access/ egress route in the construction site. This Tapak Selamat explains the significance of safe work environment, that contributes to 32.3% of accidents investigated by DOSH between 2012 to 2016. At the end, it briefly describes what the employer should do to ensure a good site order and safe work environment.