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Construction Safety

by Li, Rita Yi Man.
Authors: Poon, Sun Wah.%author. | SpringerLink (Online service) Series: Risk Engineering, 2195-433X Physical details: XII, 159 p. 42 illus., 35 illus. in color. online resource. ISBN: 3642350461 Subject(s): Engineering. | Medicine, Industrial. | Quality of Life. | System safety. | Quality of Life %Research. | Engineering. | Construction Management. | Quality of Life Research. | Occupational Medicine/Industrial Medicine. | Innovation/Technology Management. | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk.
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A literature review on the causes of construction accidents -- Why do accidents happen? A critical review on the evolution of the construction accident causation models -- Supply of safety measures in developing and developed countries: a global perspective -- Effectiveness of safety measures in reducing construction accident rates -- Senior and junior construction personnel’s point of view on construction safety -- Case studies on safety measures implementation -- Using Web 2.0 to share the knowledge of construction safety as a public good in nature among researchers: the fable of economic animals -- Future motivation in construction safety knowledge sharing by means of Information Technology -- Demand for construction safety -- Workers’ compensation for non-fatal construction accidents: review of court cases in Hong Kong -- Construction accident compensation in the United Kingdom -- Job Burnout and Safety Performance in the Hong Kong Construction Industry.

A close-to-ideal blend of suburb and city, speedy construction of towers of Babylon, the sparkling proportion of glass and steel buildings’ facade at night showcase the wisdom of humans. They also witness the footsteps, sweats and tears of architects and engineers. Unfortunately, these signatures of human civilizations are swathed in towering figures of construction accidents. Fretting about these on sites, different countries adopt different measures on sites. This book firstly sketches the construction accidents on sites, followed by a review on safety measures in some of the developing countries such as Bermuda, Egypt, Kuwait and China; as well as developed countries, for example, the United States, France and Singapore. It also highlights the enormous compensation costs with the courts’ experiences in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

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