Development of Safety Culture in the Construction Industry: a Conceptual Framework

Misnan, Mohd Saidin and Mohammed, Abd Hakim (2007) Development of Safety Culture in the Construction Industry: a Conceptual Framework. In: 23rd Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2007, 3 - 5 September 2007, Belfast, United Kingdom.


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The nature of most accidents at the construction sites shows that the construction industry is unique. Factor involved include human behaviour, different construction sites, the difficulties of works, unsafe safety culture, dangerous machinery and equipment being used, and non-compliance to the various set procedures. Study shows that an accident and injury at the worksite is often the result of workers’ behaviour, work practices or behaviour and work culture. Safety and health culture are more related to workers’ safety practices. An efficient safety management system ought to be based on the safety awareness that should become a culture in the construction industry involving all the parties. The efficient safety culture and safety management system should be shown to the public, and as well as healthy and safety in environmental value business. This paper will discuss the conceptual framework of the development of safety culture in the construction industry, known as one of the dangerous industries but which can still provide a safe working environment thus offering a safe and promising career. Safety culture is an alternative for encouraging competition at any level. The construction industry must have a safety culture in order to reduce number of accidents, fatalities and injuries that involves workers and properties.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Behaviour; Safety; Safety culture; Work practices
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Construction
Faculty of Built Environment > Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 03:07
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 03:07

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