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OHS issues are often given less attention than production and programme issues because OHS issues are generally seen as anti-productive and difficult to confront. Here are some reasons why construction management generally neglect HSSE:
- Lack of policing by government authorities
- Lack of pre-health qualification
- HSSE does not form part of production process
- Conflicting legislation between IR and OHS
- Lack of workers education
- Lack of communication
- Short-term financial gain
- Unemployment rate
Successful OHS practice requires the collaboration and participation of both employers and workers in health and safety programmes, and involves the consideration of issues relating to occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, toxicology, education, engineering safety, and ergonomics and psychology, among other disciplines.