Special Issue "Effecting a Safe and Healthy Environment in Construction"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
Prof. Albert P. C. Chan
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: construction safety and health; project management and project success; project finance and public private partnerships (PPP); construction procurement and relational contracting; construction industry development
Dr. Wen Yi
Postdoctoral Fellow The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: construction safety and health; safety climate and culture; construction labor productivty
Construction is a large, complex, and dynamic sector that generates employment for millions of people worldwide. However, this sector has the most fatalities and a high incidence of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work. Statistics from the International Labour Organization reveal that at least 60,000 fatal accidents occur each year in construction sites around the world. In most industrialized countries, employees engaged in the construction industry account for 6% to 10% of the total workforce, yet approximately 25% to 40% of work-related deaths occur in this sector. Aside from the dangers of being the front-liners on a jobsite, workers in the construction industry are also beset with potential health hazards throughout the building process. It was reported that as many as 30% of construction workers suffer from back pains and/or other musculoskeletal disorders. These staggering statistics call for a steadfast and concerted effort to develop, assess, and implement new approaches in enhancing construction safety and health in the construction industry. Governments, industry community practitioners, union groups and academia should pay greater attention to interface and integration issues in construction safety and health. This Special Issue will engage technological, cultural, and organizational perspectives in managing safety and health risk/hazard in construction and is open to any subject area relevant to construction safety and health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Albert P.C. Chan
Dr. Wen Yi
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- Accident modeling and analysis
- Design for safety
- Information integration in safety
- Safety climate and culture
- Safety behavior
- Safety management systems
- Stress and psychosocial risks
- Occupational hygiene
- Health and safety for migrant workers
- Health profiling for construction workers