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Deficiencies in health and safety (H&S) training and education courses provided for foreign workers in the Malaysian construction industry: a desk study
conference contributionposted on 2018-12-14, 00:00 authored by Rafidah Binti Ismail, Roshani Palliyaguru, Gayani KarunasenaGayani Karunasena, Nilupa UdawattaNilupa Udawatta, Norfaridatul Akmaliah Othman
Maintaining adequate standards and levels of Health and Safety (H&S) has always been a major problem in the Malaysian Construction Industry due to the deficiencies in the H&S training and education courses available for foreign construction workers employed in the industry. Thus, the aim of this paper is to identify the H&S training and education courses currently available for foreign construction workers in the Malaysian construction industry and deficiencies associated with them. Data were mainly obtained through a desk study conducted covering two compulsory H&S training and education courses in Malaysia. Findings of this study highlight the key deficiencies prevailing in these two compulsory courses and also in general in other H&S training courses in Malaysia, where the relevant authorities need to emphasise on by taking necessary steps to minimise the deficiencies for future resilience.