Better Safe Than Sorry


  • Mafuzah Mohamad College of Business, Management and Accounting
  • Jady@Zaidi Hassim Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


The Malaysian construction industry is a significant contributor to GDP development and sources of employment. Notably, this sector is dominated by foreign workers, and due to the inherent dangers of the construction business, many foreign workers are prone to injuries or most likely die on the job. This study employs qualitative research in which feedback from 15 informants was gathered after a semi-structured interview. The informants' background varies from OSH experts (academicians), CIDB trainers, contractors, safety officers, site supervisors, and foreign workers. The interview data is converted to verbatim form and analysed (coding, categorising and generating theme) using ATLAS. Ti version 9 software. The finding includes the construction of the contract, the integration into the CIMS system, the duplication of power and the language barrier among CIDB trainers which develop. The new framework is useful to the government departments, especially the Immigration Department, The Public Works Department, The Human Resources Department, the Safety and Health Department, NIOSH, and the CIDB trainers as well as the recruitment agency in which an urgent assessment of the newly introduced policy is needed so that the legally recruited foreign workers will not be denied their rights and access to the system.



Author Biography

Jady@Zaidi Hassim, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia