Released on 2016-05-23Categories Technology & Engineering

Unpacking Construction Site Safety

Unpacking Construction Site Safety

Author: Fred Sherratt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118817285

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 552

Unpacking Construction Site Safety provides a different perspective of safety in practice. ? examines how useful the concept of safety actually is to the development of effective management interventions ? providing new insights and information to the audience, and assist in a more informed development of new approaches in practice ? aimed at safety and construction management practitioners as well as academics
Released on 2019-07-29Categories Technology & Engineering

Integrating Work Health and Safety into Construction Project Management

Integrating Work Health and Safety into Construction Project Management

Author: Helen Lingard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119159926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 709

Provides insights into how health and safety can be more effectively integrated into the procurement, design, and management of construction projects This book aims to explore the ways in which technological, organizational, and cultural strategies can be combined and integrated into construction project management to produce sustained and significant health and safety (H&S) improvements. It looks at design and safety practices, work organization, workforce engagement and learning, and offers ideas for producing systemic change. Integrating Work Health and Safety into Construction Project Management addresses how best to achieve safety in design through the adoption of a stakeholder management approach. It instructs on how to drive H&S improvements through supply chain integration and responsible procurement and project management practices. It examines the components of a culture for health and safety and the development of a cultural maturity model. The book discusses the potential to improve H&S through the provision of conditions of work that afford workers a positive work-life balance. It also covers how advanced technologies and the application of techniques developed from health informatics can support real time analysis and improvement of H&S in construction. Lastly, it looks at the benefits associated with engaging workers and using their tacit H&S knowledge to inform work process improvements. This text also: Provides new and non-traditional ways of thinking about H&S Focuses on technological, organizational, and cultural integration Offers a multi-disciplinary perspective provided by an internationally recognized research team from the social sciences, engineering, construction/project management, and psychology Presents, in detail, the collective analysis from a broad-ranging ten year program of collaborative research Contains a rich range of industry case studies Integrating Work Health and Safety into Construction Project Management is an excellent resource for academics and researchers engaged in research in construction H&S, as well as for postgraduates taking construction project management and H&S courses. It will also be beneficial to consultants, policy advisors, construction project managers and H&S professionals.
Released on 2019Categories Business & Economics

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Author: Ronald J. Burke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788118095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 437

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Released on 2017-08-09Categories Technology & Engineering

Valuing People in Construction

Valuing People in Construction

Author: Fidelis Emuze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315459929

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 266

View: 184

Valuing People in Construction provides contemporary perspectives on the ‘glue’ that binds the construction process together; people. The book addresses people issues in the construction industry where behavioural outcomes impact upon business and project performance. The main proposition of the book is that as people continue to lead the completion of construction activities, their health, safety, and well-being should be seen as a priority, and valued by stakeholders. As employers and employees, the role of people in construction must be to strive for the improvement of individual lives and society. This edited collection, which is the first book to focus specifically on placing value on people in construction, focuses on people at work, gender at work, conditions at work, and respect at work. In addition to an editorial overview, the book presents tested and refined empirical work and case studies by leading construction researchers from Africa, Australia, and Europe. Essential reading for researchers, students and professionals interested in construction management, the sociology of construction, HRM in construction, gender, work and health studies.
Released on 2001Categories Technology & Engineering

The Construction Industry

The Construction Industry

Author: Ralph W. Liebing

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028643364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 281

This introductory book covers the entire construction industry as a whole — with specific details, information, and directions — as well as the impact and basic inner working of the industry in each project. It addresses three specific industry aspects: the “players” the “processes,” and “practices” — all spelled out in a way that promotes readers' understanding. An effective overview of the basic essence of construction, its impact on society, and the magnificent work it produces, helps demonstrates the worldwide impact of the industry. Chapter topics include The construction industry at large, the “players” in construction, the sequence of a project, and communications and documentation. Appendices cover: a narrative of a project sequence; the concept and application of building codes and other construction regulations; sample specification (on regulations); a project checklist; costing; trade associations, standards-generating organizations, governing authorities; and leading firms in the industry. For those involved in architecture and the various engineering disciplines connected with project design and construction — as well as in related businesses — who need help understanding the construction process.