Special Issue "Towards Safer Construction in Developing Countries"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: health and safety in construction; resilience and disaster management; human resource management in construction; construction in developing countries
Interests: construction safety and health; high-reliability organisations; psychological contract of safety; resilience engineering; safety climate; safety culture
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Construction is a significant industry in both developed and developing countries. It is a major contributor of GDP, a major employer, and a major client that supports other industrial sectors. The industry also permeates society by providing essential buildings and infrastructure. Despite its significance, poor health and safety is still a major concern in the construction industry globally. The industry’s rates of incidents and fatalities are considerably higher than the industry averages. Improvements have been achieved in developed countries where health and safety policies and regulations are established and adequately enforced. Developing countries, however, are facing unique challenges that hinder the implementation of health and safety in their construction industries. Research in this area is emerging and has become more and more important due to the rapid economic growth and the infrastructure needs in these countries. Without appropriate interventions, this growth can lead to higher human losses, an unacceptable outcome that cannot be justified by any means. This Special Issue is entitled “Towards Safer Construction in Developing Countries” because it aims to capture state-to-the-art research that is able to bridge the gap between theories and practice and to facilitate tangible improvements in construction health and safety performance in developing countries. Topics of interest include but are not limited to overcoming lowest price mentality, the economics of health and safety, procurement for health and safety, safety culture, mental health, policies and regulations, and technologies for health and safety.
Assoc. Prof. Riza Yosia Sunindijo
Dr. Manikam Pillay
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- Safety culture
- Mental health in construction
- Construction health and safety
- Developing countries
- Procurement for health and safety