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Construction safety in the repair and maintenance sector

Chan, Albert, Wong, F.K.W., Yam, M.C.H., Chan, D.W.M., Hon, Carol K.H., Dingsdag, Donald P., & Biggs, Herbert C. (2009) Construction safety in the repair and maintenance sector. In Ghafoori, Nader (Ed.) Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Structural Engineering and Construction: Proceedings of the Fifth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (IESC-5), 22-25 September 2009, Las Vegas, USA.

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Abstract

Statistics indicate that the percentage of fatal industrial accidents arising from repair, maintenance, minor alteration and addition (RMAA) works in Hong Kong was disturbingly high and was over 56% in 2006. This paper provides an initial report of a research project funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the HKSAR to address this safety issue. The aim of this study is to scrutinize the causal relationship between safety climate and safety performance in the RMAA sector. It aims to evaluate the safety climate in the RMAA sector; examine its impacts on safety performance, and recommend measures to improve safety performance in the RMAA sector. This paper firstly reports on the statistics of construction accidents arising from RMAA works. Qualitative and quantitative research methods applied in conducting the research are dis-cussed. The study will critically review these related problems and provide recommendations for improving safety performance in the RMAA sector.

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ID Code: 27843
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Safety climate, Safety performance, Construction repair, Industrial accidents
ISBN: 9780415568098
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor and Francis Built Environment
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2009 15:19
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 12:22

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