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Document ID (ISN)110781
CIS number 10-0313
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Manu P.
Title An approach for determining the extent of contribution of construction project features to accident causation
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.48, No.6, p.687-692. 41 ref.
Abstract In the pursuit of occupational safety and health (OSH) improvement within the United Kingdom construction industry, several studies have been conducted to identify accident causal factors to enable the development of accident prevention measures. A critique of OSH literature also demonstrates that construction project features (CPFs) such as the nature of project, method of construction, site restriction, project duration, procurement system, design complexity, level of construction and subcontracting contribute to accident causation and that their contribution is through the introduction of proximal accident causal factors into the construction process. However, the extent of this contribution by these CPFs remains sparingly known and requires further investigation. This study puts forth an approach for determining the extent to which CPFs contribute to accident causation.
Descriptors (primary) construction industry; causes of accidents; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; hazard evaluation; analysis of accident causes; restricted areas; subcontractors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation