The attitude of civil engineering students towards health and safety risk management: a case study

TitleThe attitude of civil engineering students towards health and safety risk management: a case study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPetersen, AK, Reynolds, JH, Ng, LWT
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume33
Issue5/6
Pagination499-510
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number35651168
Keywordsaccidents , CONSTRUCTION , education , HEALTH , INDUSTRIAL , RISK , STAKEHOLDERS , statistical , WOUNDS
AbstractThe highest rate of accidents and injuries in British industries has been reported by the construction industry during the past decade. Since then stakeholders have recognised that a possible solution would be to inculcate a good attitude towards health and safety risk management in undergraduate civil engineering students and construction professionals. Consequently, the four accreditation bodies that accredit construction degrees have improved coverage of health and safety risk management. This paper demonstrates innovative assessment methods that have been used to inculcate a safety conscious attitude into undergraduate civil engineering students, and to improve their knowledge of health and safety risk management.
NotesPetersen, A. K. 1; Email Address: andrew.petersen@sta.uwi.edu Reynolds, J. H. 2 Ng, L. W. T. 2; Affiliation: 1: Department of Civil Engineering, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 2: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK; Source Info: Oct-Dec2008, Vol. 33 Issue 5/6, p499; Subject Term: ACCIDENTS; Subject Term: WOUNDS & injuries; Subject Term: CONSTRUCTION industry; Subject Term: STAKEHOLDERS; Subject Term: RISK management; Subject Term: INDUSTRIAL safety; Author-Supplied Keyword: education and training; Author-Supplied Keyword: health and safety risk management; Author-Supplied Keyword: statistical analysis; Number of Pages: 12p; Illustrations: 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Diagram, 5 Charts, 2 Graphs; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/03043790802564053
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