Individual, Work and Organizational Factors
Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen
Chapter 11: Occupational health and safety in the construction sector
Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of physical, chemical and psychosocial hazards. There is an increasing recognition that characteristics of project-based work impact upon construction workers’ health and safety. In particular, the way that projects are procured and the extent to which occupational health and safety (OH & S) are considered in pre-construction decision-making can impact construction workers’ OH & S. Technological controls that eliminate or significantly reduce OH & S risk are available but require that decision-makers consider their use in the design and planning stages of projects.
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