Safety practices in the lebanese construction market

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dc.contributor.author Awwad, R.
dc.contributor.author Jabbour, M.
dc.contributor.author El Souki, O.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-22T06:59:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-22T06:59:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6047
dc.description.abstract The construction industry in the world is considered to be one of the most dangerous industries, claiming each year the lives of many workers. In particular, the boom in the construction industry in the Middle East over the past decades was accompanied with significant increase in death tolls and injuries among labor forces. Lebanon is a small developing country in the region who survived a harsh civil war that ended in 1990, and since then, its economy has become more dependent on the construction industry. The country has been undergoing a reconstruction and rehabilitation phase that led to a prosperous growth in construction, however, not accompanied by any improvement of the construction laws to include safety regulations and standards. The purpose of this research is to assess the existence and extent of application of safety practices by Lebanese contractors, management commitment to safety, implementation challenges and opportunities for enhancing safe practices. Based on the aforementioned, this study highlights the benefits and deficiencies of the current safety practice in the Lebanese construction market and concludes by providing recommendations to positively influence industry professionals and foster their commitment to safety. The aim of this paper is achieved through conducting one to one interviews with Lebanese contractors. Findings showed a lack of awareness among small and medium size contractors about the necessity of developing and applying safety training programs on the jobsite. However, large contractors showed a much stronger commitment to safety through planned safety management programs and regular inspections but within a limited budget. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Proquest en_US
dc.title Safety practices in the lebanese construction market en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle contractors' perspective en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199906210 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Construction management en_US
dc.keywords Injuries en_US
dc.keywords Hazards en_US
dc.keywords Construction safety en_US
dc.keywords Construction worker en_US
dc.keywords Safety and health management systems en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese construction market en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Awwad, R., Jabbour, M., & El Souki, O. (2014, January). Safety Practices in the Lebanese Construction Market: Contractors' Perspective. In ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (Vol. 31, p. 1). Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Construction Economics & Property. en_US
dc.author.email rita.awwad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date Jul 9, 2014 - Jul 11, 2014 en_US
dc.conference.pages 354-360
dc.conference.place Sydney Australia en_US
dc.conference.title The 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2014) en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://search.proquest.com/openview/4f14b7f4c9bfbe6d45f321ee074fc3c3/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=1646340 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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