This book explores the formation of small and medium-sized construction company's (SME) compliance with health and safety issues in developing countries. Little has been written about the formation of SME contractors' health and safety compliance for developing countries, especially, in the sub-sahara regions where construction and infrastructure development activities have significantly increased in order to serve the development mandate of those countries. Thus, this book will provides insight into construction safety for SMEs, as well as health and safety compliance, and its policy implementation trends and development.
Table of Contents
General Introduction. Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives of Health and Safety Research. Review of the Health and Safety Compliance Literature. Construction Industry - International Literature. Occupational Health and Safety Issues in the Nigeria Construction Industry. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in South Africa. The Construction Industry and Occupational Health and Safety in Ghana. Research Methodology. Results from the Delphi Study. Conceptual Integrated Health and Safety Compliance Model for Small to Medium-Sized Construction Companies. Survey Results. Discussion of Results. Conclusions and Recommendations.
Zakari Mustapha, is a lecturer at the Department of Building Technology, School of Engineering, Cape Coast Technical University, Cape Coast, Ghana. His research interest are in the fields of construction health and safety, environmental management and construction industry development (Education and training).
Professor Clinton Aigbavboa, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interest are situated in the fields of sustainable human development, with the focus on: sustainable housing regeneration (urban renewal and informal housing), Life Cycle Assessment in the Construction Industry, remanufacturing, leadership in low-income housing, Biomimicry, post occupancy evaluation, construction project management, construction health and safety and green job creation.
Professor Wellington Thwala, PhD, He is one of the researchers rated by the National Research Foundation (NRF). He is a Professor of Construction Project Management and Masters Programme Coordinator at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg. Professor Thwala has varied research interests, which include project management, construction health and safety, engineering design management, economic and social infrastructure delivery, operations and production management and business competitive intelligence.
"Little has been written about small and medium sized contractors' health and safety compliance in developing contries, and this apllies especially, in the sub-sahara regions where construction and infrastructure development activities have significantly increaed in order to serve the development mandate of these countries. Thus, this book is intended to provide insight into contruction safety for SMEs."
—Jacky Steemson, The RoSPA OS&H Journal, 2018