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Azmi, W.F.W. and Misnan, M.S. (2013) Designer’s Safety Curricula for Undergraduate Students. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 3, 115-121.

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  • TITLE: Integration of Design Safety into Curricula in the Undergraduate Programs: The Academician Perspective

    AUTHORS: Mohd Saidin Misnan, Wan Faida Wan Azmi, Sarajul Fikri Mohamed, Zuhaili Mohamad Ramly, Zakaria Mohd Yusof, Norazam Othman

    KEYWORDS: Safety Integration, Undergraduate Curricula, Academic Perspective

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, Vol.7 No.3, August 30, 2017

    ABSTRACT: The current and growing construction industry in the country has led to increasing of accidents related to construction workers. In an attempt to decrease accidents on site, the design safety concept is the most suitable measures to date. Though the impact is evident and potential benefits of its implementation are apparent, widespread application of this intervention in the Malaysia’s construction industry is currently lacking especially in the academic sector. Therefore, this paper aims to explore the integration of safety and health to the current curricula focusing on the engineering programmes and their perceptions towards design safety concept and its implementation. The types of design disciplines included in the research study were limited to academicians. A total of 72 respondents received via questionnaire and theresponses were scored on a 5-point Likert Scale to express their levelof agreement. The results show that the graduates are not equipped with adequate knowledge of safety and health legislation and regulations through the current curricula and disagree that the content of the programmes is adequate. Although majority agree on the positive effect of design safety towards accidents on site, there is still minority who believe that the concept has no significant effect towards site safety. However, this paper concludes that there is no major impediment from the academic sector on the implementation and integration of design safety concept to the undergraduate curricula. The implementation of design safety should be in a well organized structure for effective results towards zeroaccident as well as increases the designers’ value in the construction industry.