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Towards Zero Accidents In Construction Projects : Promoting Hirarc As An Effective Tools To Reduce Accidents

Lee, Chia Kuang and Hasahudin, Hassan and Nurhaizan, Mohd Zainudin (2010) Towards Zero Accidents In Construction Projects : Promoting Hirarc As An Effective Tools To Reduce Accidents. In: 3rd International Graduate Conference On Engineering, Sciences & Humanities (IGCESH 2010), 02-04 November 2010 , Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Johor Bahru, Johor. pp. 1-3..

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Abstract

The construction industry contributes significantly to Malaysia’s economy, and yet construction projects are highly risky and hazardous to all walks of life. Accidents occurred in construction site is higher compared to the other industry. The Malaysian government has been giving vigilant attention and constructive efforts to reduce accidents on construction site due to its alarming fatality rates. DOSH particularly has given their highest attention to the implementation of safety management on construction projects, in the hope of achieving a zero accident industry particularly for construction. HIRARC, or known as Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control has been made compulsory for construction projects exceeding over the costs of RM 20 million. This paper has been done to introduce HIRARC, illustrating its concept affiliated with Domino Theory, and exemplified its effectiveness in reducing accidents by comparison based on projects. In the end, the findings show that governance of HIRARC in construction projects is actually effective in managing safety and reducing accidents on construction projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIRARC, Domino Theory, Construction Safety Management
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Zairi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 07:23
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 07:33
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/1194
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