Construction industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors considering degree of safety and its implementation in the site. All concerned personnel are involved in the safety policy and especially the workers more susceptible to accidents. In the world most of the developed countries have full proof law and legislation in the construction industry. Also, they have well organized safety implementation management systems which are planned to minimalize or abolish accidents at workplaces. Nevertheless, in developing countries such as Bangladesh safety in the construction industry is very alarming. This study investigates the widespread safety management practices and perceptions at the construction industry at Dhaka and Khulna city in Bangladesh. The study was conducted among 45 construction companies, government officials and also investigated 20 ongoing construction sites through the method of a questionnaire survey, face to face interview and focus group discussion. The results of the study revealed that there are many occupational safety problems at the construction industries in Bangladesh. The most common safety problems are the lack of safety regulations, standards, data on safety at construction sites, competent manpower, safety training, documentation and organized safety management systems. The study also proposes some recommendations for safe construction.
Publication Date: Febraury 2020
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Publication Types: Books, Reports, Papers, and Research Articles
Topics: Construction Safety; Surveys; Worker Safety