Evaluation of Health and Safety Related Accident on Construction Site in Nigeria

Evaluation of Health and Safety Related Accident on Construction Site in Nigeria

O.Z. Oni1, A. Olanrewaju2, B.F. Akinbile3, O. Jesumoroti4

 Department of Construction Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar Campus, Malaysia1,2,3

Department of Building Technology, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria3

olatoyese49@gmail.com1

Page 46 – 59   |   Vol. 7 No. 1 2022   |    Available online on 1 Jun 2022

Abstract

Building construction site has been viewed as the most dangerous work environment with a significant level of health and safety risk. The study assessed the health and safety related accidents on building construction site in Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey involving 65 professionals and 72 site operatives’ respondents was conducted. The data revealed that Availability of first aid box and well-being amenities on site, Appropriate health and safety threat valuation, Suitable site arrangement and layout, were top among the existing health and safety practice in place on selected construction site. It also revealed that falling from heights, been struck by an object, wide-open to life-threatening weather, were top among the health and safety related accidents. The study concludes that site operative is majorly susceptible to falls from heights and this may be due to their negligence and noncompliance with safety practices; hence these accidents can be reduced through proper safety practice.

Keywords

Accident, Injury, Fall, Negligence

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Risk-Taking Behaviour among Vehicle Users at an Intersection Road

Risk-Taking Behaviour among Vehicle Users at an Intersection Road

N. Yusoff1, N. K. Khamis2, N. Kabilmiharbi3

Mechanical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia1

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia2

Mechanical Engineering Programme, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), 4300 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia2

kamaliana@ukm.edu.my2

Page 38 – 45   |   Vol. 7 No. 1 2022   |    Available online on 1 Jun 2022

Abstract

Up till today, road accidents have shown an increment of cases from year to year. This situation raises concern not only for the respected body that handles this case but also for the public. There are numerous causes that lead to road accidents and one of them is the risk-taking behaviour among the road users themselves. This behaviour might be influenced by factors such as demographics and personal which falls under the character of the road users. Hence, this study is carried out in order to investigate the relationship between demographics and personal factors in the risk-taking behaviour of vehicle users, particularly at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). The method used to gain the data and information is a subjective assessment distributed via a questionnaire among respondents based on the frequency of their usage of the intersecting road in UKM. The process of data analysis consists of several methods including the T-test, ANOVA and Regression. The findings of this study show that all of the items in the section on demographic factors such as gender, age, frequently used vehicle, driving experience, accident involvement and items in personal factors are influenced by other road users, family guidance, accident involvement, awareness of the traffic law enforcement, confident level after involving in an accident, and prevention steps after involved in road accidents does influence the items in the risk-taking behaviour among the vehicle user. The findings from this study have the potential to help the government and certain agencies to identify this risk-taking behaviour among drivers and help reduce the number of road accidents, especially inside the area of the National University of Malaysia (UKM).

Keywords

Risk-taking Behaviour, Demographics, Personal and Social

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Mobile Application Development for Safer Motorcyclists’ Behaviour

Mobile Application Development for Safer Motorcyclists’ Behaviour

F. Mohd Siam1, M. K. Alhapiz Ibrahim2, N. Isah3, N. A. Mohamad4, A. A. Ab Rashid5, A. Hamzah6, A. K. Makhtar& K. A. Abu Kassim8

Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia1,2,3,4,5,6,8

School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia7

mfirdaus@miros.gov.my1

Page 1 – 18   |   Vol. 7 No. 1 2022   |    Available online on 1 Jun 2022

Abstract

Road accidents in Malaysia especially involving motorcyclists are incredibly alarming. As a result, our country has been suffered significant losses, especially in terms of human capital. Therefore, comprehensive and effective efforts must be taken by all parties, either government or private organizations, to address these critical issues. Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), as the leading institution that focuses on road safety research in Malaysia, has developed a mobile application approach as one of the initiatives to overcome the problem. This paper highlights the development of the mobile application that be able to measure safe riding behaviours among motorcyclists, which then called as Safer Riders Behavioural Scores (SCORES). The development involved the identification of four variables that contribute to safe riding behaviours, which were stress, fatigue, situational awareness, and hazard perception. The process of measurement, integration, analysis, and results display of the identified variables were performed by the SCORES mobile application. The main page of SCORES contains evaluation components (i.e., rider details and all four variables) and information icons (i.e., contact us, application details, additional participants, main page, participant list with scores, server setting, and user profile). All the recorded data can be accessed and downloaded from the secured server for further data analysis. It is hoped that the SCORES will give benefits to society, particularly motorcyclists for road safety betterment in Malaysia.

Keywords

Mobile application, motorcyclists’ behaviour, road safety.

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I’ve Got Enough on My Plate! The Mediating Role of Job Demands in the Relationship between Psychosocial Safety Climate and Job Satisfaction

I’ve Got Enough on My Plate! The Mediating Role of Job Demands in the Relationship between Psychosocial Safety Climate and Job Satisfaction

S. Rizkina1, N. D. Mohd Mahudin2

Human Resource Development Office of Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia1

Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2

nordianamm@iium.edu.my2

Page 19 – 37   |   Vol. 7 No. 1 2022   |    Available online on 1 Jun 2022

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The promotion of well-being and increased work productivity requires good ergonomics where job demands are aligned with the abilities, characteristics, and needs of the workers. However, a different context of work setting may result in a different role of job demands. Furthermore, the current literature has yet to clarify the potential mediating influence of job demands on psychosocial safety climate and job satisfaction. Results obtained from 387 employees in financial institutions in Aceh, Indonesia, confirmed this relationship, validating the indirect effect of psychosocial safety climate on job satisfaction through job demands. Specifically, the results showed that both psychosocial safety climate (B = .422, p < .001) and job demands (B = -.578, p < .001) significantly predicted job satisfaction, with this relationship mediated by job demands (indirect effect B = .108, Boot SE = .05, CI [.025, .197]. These findings highlight the importance of examining job demands and psychosocial safety climate in relation to job satisfaction within collectivistic cultures. The theoretical, methodological, and practical implications of the study are discussed, along with future research opportunities.

Keywords

Employees, financial service institutions, job satisfaction, job demands, psychosocial
safety climate

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