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    Swapnil S.
    IN
    Swapnil S.

    good quiz

    EMMANUEL N.
    AE
    EMMANUEL N.

    Construction is a professional skills that is used to build and maintain the human needs and its environment such as house,roads,vegetation,machine and equipment and so on.It can also be used to measure the level of development of a nation for example,the toilers building in Dubai,UAE.

    Aden M.
    SA
    Aden M.

    It is realy a course that every student appreciate the way they prepared course materials and helpfull for safety in construction thanks Alison.

    Kulani Abner N.
    ZA
    Kulani Abner N.

    Health and safety risk assessment in a construction site is an important measure towards reduction of hazards and injuries. In the context of health and safety, common definitions used for risk are that: risk is the likelihood of a substance to cause harm; and risk is a combination of the likelihood of an occurrence of a hazardous event or exposure(s) and the severity of injury or ill health that can be caused by the event or exposure. According to HSE (2004), employers are required to make an assessment of the health and safety risks to which employees and others are exposed on construction sites. The significant findings must be recorded where five of more people are employed. Since managing health and safety is different from managing any other aspect in construction there need to do a risk assessment to find out about the risks, and to put sensible measures in place to control them, and make sure they stay controlled.

    Kulani Abner N.
    ZA
    Kulani Abner N.

    Construction industry is an important part of the economy in many countries and often seen as a driver of economic growth especially in developing countries. Typically, construction industry contributes to 11% of gross domestic products (GDP) in most developing countries (Giang and Pheng, 2010). However many construction activities are inherently health and safety risks such as working at height, working underground, working in confined spaces and close proximity to falling materials, handling load manually, handling hazardous substances, noises, dusts, using plant and equipment, fire, exposure to live cables, poor housekeeping and ergonomics. In an urban context, health and safety accidents are relatively higher due to the fact that high rise buildings remain predominant with the fast-growing complexities of domain-wide construction projects to cope with modernizing cities arena and high demand for housing, offices, services and other infrastructures due to the high urbanisation. Despite its importance, therefore, construction industry is considered as being risky with frequent and high accidents rate and ill-health problems to workers, practitioners and end user The construction industry has therefore earned the reputation of being a dangerous or highly hazardous industry because of the disproportionately high incidence of accidents and fatalities that occur on construction sites around the world (Smallwood and Haupt, 2008). Similarly Sohail (1999) labels construction industry as very hazardous. Internationally, construction workers are two to three times more likely to die on the job than workers in other industries while the risk of serious injury is almost three times higher. Health and safety therefore is an economic as well as humanitarian concern that requires proper management control. One of the most common myths that have plagued this industry is that health & safety comes at a cost. Construction managers tend to believe that introducing and executing measures that ensure health and safety in construction sector will lead to higher cost, and hence lower profitability. However, it has been proved that investment in construction health and safety actually increases the profitability by increasing productivity rates, boosting employee morale and decreasing attrition (Mohammed, 2003). Construction safety and health management therefore deals with actions that managers at all levels can take to create an organizational setting in which workers will be trained and motivated to perform safe and productive construction work. The system should delineate responsibilities and accountabilities. It should also outline procedures for eliminating hazards and identifying potential hazards before they become the contributing factors to unfortunate accidents.

    Miller J.
    GH
    Miller J.

    It is realy a course that every student appreciate the way they prepared course materials and helpfull for safety in construction thanks Alison.

    Miller J.
    GH
    Miller J.

    nstruction Industry Health and Safety Construction workplaces the workers are exposed to hazards of occupational diseases and injuries and the adverse effects of excessively long hours of work. Machines, plants and other sophisticated construction equipme nt pose danger to the operators, who in most cases do not have prior skills for operating such machines or plants. A worker should be assigned duties in relation to his physical and mental health and skills. Further, employers should have complete control over their employees and therefore ensure adherence to safety practices. The company must comply with all provisions of safety and health regulations that pertain to the construction works itself. A number of factors having a negative impact on health an d safety management in developing countries which include poor infrastructure; problems of communication due to low literacy level; unregulated practices on construction sites; adherence to traditional methods of working; non availability of equipment; ext reme weather conditions; improper use of equipment and corruption. The culture of the construction industry in developing countries also does not promote health and safety. The practices of competitive tendering and award of most public contracts to the lo west bidder in many developing countries compels contractors to drive their prices low while cutting costs which in turn affects health and safety. 3.2: Health and Safety Measures in Construction 3.2.1 Site Layout and Planning A badly planned and untidy site is the underlying cause of many accidents. This results from falls of material and collisions between workers and plant or equipment. Space constraints, particularly in urban work sites, are nearly always the biggest limitin g factor and a layout which caters best for the safety and health of workers may appear to be difficult to reconcile with productivity. Proper planning by management is an essential part of preparation and budgeting for the safe and efficient running of a construction operation. There are many accidents due to tripping, slipping or falling over materials and equipment which have been left lying around, and stepping on nails which have been left projecting from timber

    Miller J.
    GH
    Miller J.

    GOOD AT SITE

    Miller J.
    GH
    Miller J.

    is one of de good topic in safety

    Miller J.
    GH
    Miller J.

    is to asses the work

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