Safety Management in Construction: Best Practices in Hong Kong

TitleSafety Management in Construction: Best Practices in Hong Kong
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsChoudhry, RM, Dongping, F, Ahmed, SM
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Volume134
Issue1
Pagination20-32
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number10523928
Accession Number27926486
Keywordsaccidents , CHINA , CONSTRUCTION , Contractors , HONG , INDUSTRIAL , OCCUPATIONAL , quality , safety
AbstractThis paper describes an exploratory study of site safety management in construction sites’ environments in Hong Kong and describes a successful, modern safety, health and environmental management system for a leading construction company based in that city. A typical site-specific safety plan was utilized to provide safety guidance throughout the construction project. A safety management survey was conducted to determine the status of safety in the construction sites. The analysis provided useful information on eight aspects of construction safety, including safety policy and standards, safety organization, safety training, inspecting hazardous conditions, personal protection program, plant and equipment, safety promotion, and management behavior. Insights and discussions are discussed.
NotesChoudhry, Rafiq M. 1; Email Address: choudhry03@gmail.com Dongping Fang 2; Email Address: fangdp@tsinghua.edu.cn Ahmed, Syed M. 3; Email Address: ahmeds@fiu.edu; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering and Management, National Institute of Transportation, National Univ. of Sciences and Technology, Risalpur Campus, Risalpur Cantonment 24080, Pakistan 2: Professor, Director, Tsinghua-Gammon Construction Safety Research Center, School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing 100084, China 3: Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director of Construction Management, Florida International Univ., Miami, FL 33174; Source Info: Jan2008, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p20; Subject Term: INDUSTRIAL safety; Subject Term: ACCIDENTS -- Prevention; Subject Term: CONSTRUCTION industry; Subject Term: QUALITY of work life; Subject Term: HONG Kong (China); Subject Term: CHINA; Author-Supplied Keyword: Construction industry; Author-Supplied Keyword: Contractors; Author-Supplied Keyword: Hong Kong; Author-Supplied Keyword: Occupational health; Author-Supplied Keyword: Safety; Number of Pages: 13p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 4 Charts, 4 Graphs; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1061/(asce)1052-3928(2008)134:1(20)
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