International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Observations Results on the Burmese Construction Workers after Using the IM-Smart Safety Software
Nurul Azita Binti Salleh, Norazah Binti Mohd Nordin, Abdul Khalim Bin Abdul Rashid

The results of the observation conducted found that a majority of the Burmese construction workers are using the self protective gears; that is the protective helmet, protective shoes and protective gloves according to the requirement of the type of work they do (brick works and cement mixing) as well as complying with the safety warning signs at the construction site after using or receiving informations from the IM-SmartSAFETY software. Nevertheless, only a small number of the workers are found not using the self protective gears, and not complying with the safety warning signs. Among the factors that caused this situation is the fact that the sub-contractors are less concerned at replacing the damaged gloves for the workers. Apart from that, the attitude of the Burmese construction workers themselves who are not concerned with the aspects of using the self protective gears and the compliance of the safety warning signs; such as, not being aware of the safety warning signs placed at the construction site, confident that accidents will not happen as they are already familiar with the situations in the work place and are skilled at the tasks performed even if they do not use the self protective gears; could not use the self protective helmet because of the hot weather and the physical feature of the helmet which does not fit the head as well as not being able to use the protective shoes as the shoes are wet.

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