SAFETY WORK IN JAPANESE CONSTRUCTION SITES: MALAYSIAN PERSPECTIVE

  • Zi Yi Tan Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Kazuya Shide Department of Architecture, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Hirotake Kanisawa Department of Architecture, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, JAPAN

Abstract

Construction industry also known as 3D- Dirty, Dangerous, Difficult, industry amongst all the other industries in the world. The construction fatal accidents are involving those high-risk activities on construction sites. In this regard, the Japanese construction industry takes safety very seriously to protect workers from accidents that could result in injury or serious death while working on site. Neatness and orderliness were applied to all industries, including the Japanese construction industry which includes the consideration for the safety and health of construction workers on the site. The author visited three Japanese construction sites and was led by site staff to observe the safety measures taken at Japanese construction sites. The outline of the article begins with the construction site safety measures including the personal protective equipment, fall prevention system, fire prevention measures, wasted materials storage areas, safety meetings, sub-contractors’ responsibilities, safety education to newcomers and some insights on how construction companies’ response to the safety culture of foreign workers. This article provides insights as references from the Japanese wisdoms in addressing common challenges, particularly in relation to construction safety issues, that may be of some use to the construction industry in other developing countries.

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Published
2023-06-07
How to Cite
TAN, Zi Yi; SHIDE, Kazuya; KANISAWA, Hirotake. SAFETY WORK IN JAPANESE CONSTRUCTION SITES: MALAYSIAN PERSPECTIVE. International Journal of Social Science Research, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 7-16, june 2023. ISSN 2710-6276. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijssr/article/view/22649>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2024.