Topic: BusinessIndustry

Last updated: April 28, 2019

Since construction security is facing this slow adoption of technology even more than other parts of the industry, the safety of construction has remained largely unchanged for many years (Friedman 2015). Although construction companies in Malaysia are now taking the safety considerations more seriously, the safety performance is still far from reaching an acceptable level that we need. Accident statistics show that the construction sector is considered to be one of Malaysia’s most dangerous occupations. According to OSHA, 874 construction workers died on the job in 2014 and that is about 20.5% of the worker fatalities in the private industry. (OSHA) Given the current construction safety practice and performance, it seems that this sector of industry needs a new trend to improve safety management as well as safety performance. An inner look at the current safety practice in construction reveals some potential areas that may benefit noticeably from application of new technologies.


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