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Identifying factors and mitigation measures of safety practices for sustainable building construction

Islam, M. R. and Nazifa, T. H. and Priyanka, H. K. and Ahmed, A. and Shahid, S. (2019) Identifying factors and mitigation measures of safety practices for sustainable building construction. In: Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2019 Tokyo: Built Environment in an Era of Climate Change: How Can Cities and Buildings Adapt, SBE 2019 Tokyo, 6-7 Aug 2019, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/294/1/012041

Abstract

Sustainability is a balanced approach that puts equal focus on the environment, economy and society. Research suggests that safety issues is an integral dimension of social sustainability and considered as the major concern in the construction industry. Despite the rapid advancement of technology, implementation and establishment of safety programs, it is revealed that the rate of the fatalities and injuries in this industry is extremely high. However, in this sector achieving a safe working environment is an ongoing challenge. Therefore, this study aims at identifying and assessing the potential factors of safety practices in sustainable construction. A review of the current state-of-the-practices in the area of construction safety would be indispensable for establishing the critical factors and mitigation measures to share innovative research findings and gain access to future research trends. From the literature analysis thirty-seven (37) factors and twenty (20) mitigation measures were identified and presented a database of the findings of construction safety. The findings of this study can serve as motivation for researchers and practitioners to work on the next generation of studies and the development of future effective measures, thus ensuring a safe construction environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:accident prevention, climate change, construction industry
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:89746
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 09:45
Last Modified:22 Feb 2021 09:45

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