Accidents Analysis and Safety Management in Construction Projects

Sharma, Keshaw Jee and Nishant, C and Rao, Prakash B (2012) Accidents Analysis and Safety Management in Construction Projects. In: National Conference on contemporary Civil Engineering Research and Practices, April 20-21, M.I.T, Manipal,.

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Abstract

This paper deals with a research study that gives an understanding of the causes of accidents in the construction industry in Kuwait, and it focus on the role of management, human and behavioural and the project's nature in construction accidents. The paper consists of an analysis of accidents in Kuwait, and then discusses the results of a survey, with the individuals involved in accidents in construction projects and it analyzes the causes of accidents in construction projects in Kuwait. The respondents were workers ranging from tradesmen to unskilled labour. A questionnaire used in the survey identified the major causes of accidents, in which 30 factors were identified and have been given to the survey respondents to state the effect of each factor on the accident. The causes were categorized into three groups, management-related factors, labor and behavioral related factors, and project related factors

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 09:41
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 11:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78857

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