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Construction Health and Safety in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Edited by Patrick Manu, Fidelis Emuze, Tarcisio Abreu Saurin, Bonaventura Hadikusumo

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pub: 2019-09-12
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The global construction sector is infamous for high levels of injuries, accidents, fatalities and poor health and well-being of its workforce. While this record appears in both developed and developing countries, the situation is worse in developing countries, where major spending on infrastructure development is expected. There is an urgent need to improve construction health and safety (H&S) in developing countries. The improvement calls for the development of context-specific solutions underpinned by research into challenges and related solutions.

This edited volume advances the current understanding of construction H&S in developing countries by: revealing context-specific issues and challenges that have hitherto not been well explored in the literature; and applying emergent H&S management approaches and practices in developing countries. Coverage includes countries from regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. This book, which is the first compendium of research into construction H&S issues in developing countries, adds considerable insight into the field and presents innovative solutions to help address poor H&S in construction in developing nations. It is a must read for all construction professionals, researchers and practitioners interested in construction and occupational H&S, safety management, engineering management and development studies.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Patrick Manu, Fidelis Emuze, Tarcisio Saurin and Bonaventura H. W. Hadikusumo

 

Section One – Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

 

CHAPTER 2 - IMPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

Nnedinma Umeokafor, Konstantinos Evangelinos and Abimbola Windapo

 

CHAPTER 3 - CONTRACTORS’ COMPLIANCE WITH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE BENEFITS OF SELF-REGULATION

Abimbola Windapo, Oluwole Olatunji and Nnedinma Umeokafor

CHAPTER 4 - A NARRATIVE REVIEW OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH LEGISLATION IN PAKISTAN

Abdul Qayoom and Bonaventura H. W. Hadikusumo

CHAPTER 5 - SAFETY LAW, SYSTEM AND REGULATION INFLUENCING CONSTRUCTION SECTOR IN INDIA

Duddukuru Sri Datta and Bonaventura H. W. Hadikusumo

 

Section Two – Occupational Health and Safety Management

CHAPTER 6 - THE STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OF PAKISTAN

Hafiz Zahoor and Albert P. C. Chan

CHAPTER 7 - HEALTH AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN THE UGANDA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Moses Okwel, Henry Alinaitwe, and Denis Kalumba

CHAPTER 8 - TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED SAFETY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CAPABILITY MATURITY MODEL (SHEM-CMM) FOR UPTAKE BY CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN GHANA

Millicent Asah-Kissiedu, Patrick Manu, Colin Booth and Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu

 

CHAPTER 9 - AD-HOC AND POST-HOC ANALYSIS OF CONTRACTORS’ SAFETY RISKS DURING PROCUREMENT IN NIGERIA

Oluwole Olatunji, Abimbola Windapo and Nnedinma Umeokafor

 

CHAPTER 10 - INTEGRATING HEALTH AND SAFETY INTO LABOUR-ONLY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: OPPORTUNITIES, BARRIERS AND STRATEGIES

Nnedinma Umeokafor, Abimbola Windapo and Oluwole Olatunji

 

CHAPTER 11 - TERTIARY BUILT ENVIRONMENT CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

John Smallwood

Section Three – Behavioural and Cultural Issues in Safety Management

 

CHAPTER 12 - SAFETY COMMUNICATION AND SUGGESTION SCHEME IN CONSTRUCTION

Victor N. Okorie and Fidelis Emuze

CHAPTER 13 - MAKING SENSE OF SAFETY IN SYSTEMIC AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Andrea Y. Jia, Steve Rowlinson, Martin Loosemore, Mengnan Xu, Baizhan Li, Marina Ciccarelli and Heap-Yih Chong

CHAPTER 14 - MANAGING CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF CHINESE INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS

Ran Gao and Albert P.C. Chan

CHAPTER 15 - LEARNING FROM FAILURES (LFF): A MULTILEVEL CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR CHANGING SAFETY CULTURE IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Clara Man Cheung, Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo, Obuks Ejohwomu and Rita Peihua Zhang

CHAPTER 16 - SAFETY BEHAVIOUR AND CULTURE MATTERS IN THE MALAYSIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Mazlina Zaira Mohammad and Bonaventura H.W. Hadikusumo

Section Four – Construction Workers’ Well-Being

 

CHAPTER 17 - DETERMINANTS OF RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIORS BY SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Paul A. Bowen and Peter J. Edwards

CHAPTER 18 - CONSTRUCTION MIGRANTS FROM ‘DEVELOPING’ COUNTRIES IN ‘DEVELOPED’ HOSTS

David Oswald

CHAPTER 19 - OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS PREDICTING EARLY RETIREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Justus N. Agumba and Innocent Musonda

Section Five – Technologies for Safety Management

 

CHAPTER 20 - DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEMS

Marcelo Fabiano Costella, Valéria Cristina da Motta and Leticia Nonnenmacher

 

CHAPTER 21 - DEVELOPMENT OF RFID AUTOMATION SYSTEM TO IMPROVE SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION SITES IN BRAZIL

Victor Hugo Mazon de Oliveira and Sheyla Mara Baptista Serra

About the Editors

Patrick Manu is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management at The University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He has held academic posts in the United Kingdom and Ghana. Amongst his research interests are occupational health and safety, digital construction, sustainable construction, and procurement. He has over 70 publications including articles in leading multi-disciplinary and construction journals. His research, which has been published in several outlets, has been funded by several organisations including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Professor Fidelis Emuze heads the the Department of Built Environment, and the Unit for Lean Construction and Sustainability at the Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa. He is a member of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management and the Lean Construction Institute. He is the International Coordinator of CIB TG59 (People in Construction) and in 2017, he co-organised and hosted the Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference.

Tarcisio A. Saurin is an Associate Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He has a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Construction Management, and PhD in Industrial Engineering. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Salford (United Kingdom) and at Macquaire University, at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. His main research interests include the modelling and management of complex socio-technical systems, resilience engineering, safety management, lean production, and performance measurement.

Bonaventura H.W. Hadikusumo is a Professor at the School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Safety management, system dynamics, project visualization, intelligent agent system, knowledge management tools, IT applications like BIM and simulation in construction site improvement and web-based project management are some his key expertise and interest of the author.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC017000
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TEC062000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Project Management