Identifying elements of poor construction safety management in China

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-586
Journal / PublicationSafety Science
Volume42
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Abstract

Construction is one of the most hazardous industries due to its unique nature. Measured by international standards, construction site safety records in China are poor. This paper aims to examine the status of safety management in the Chinese construction industry, explore the risk-prone activities on construction sites, and identify factors affecting construction site safety. The findings reveal that the behavior of contractors on safety management are of grave concern, including the lack of provision of personal protection equipment, regular safety meetings, and safety training. The main factors affecting safety performance include 'poor safety awareness of top management', 'lack of training', 'poor safety awareness of project managers', 'reluctance to input resources to safety' and 'reckless operations'. The study also proposes that the government should play a more critical role in stricter legal enforcement and organizing safety training programs. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Construction, Factor analysis, Occupational accident, Safety

Citation Format(s)

Identifying elements of poor construction safety management in China. / Tam, C. M.; Zeng, S. X.; Deng, Z. M.

In: Safety Science, Vol. 42, No. 7, 08.2004, p. 569-586.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)62_Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)peer-review