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|Title: ||Towards an alternative approach to safety in construction|
|Authors: ||Harvey, Eleanor|
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Health and safety
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||© Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors|
|Citation: ||HARVEY, E., WATERSON, P. and DAINTY, A.R.J., 2016. Towards an alternative approach to safety in construction. IN: Waterson, P., Sims, R. and Hubbard, E-M. (eds.), Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016, Daventry, 19 - 21 April.|
|Abstract: ||Many safety-critical industries are moving away from compliance-based safety measures and looking for solutions incorporating adaptability and resilience. However, there are significant challenges when considering applying such measures to construction. The unique design of projects prevents the development of transferable experience, and the use of subcontracting limits opportunities for long-term investment in workers. This paper contrasts the traits of resilient organisations with the characteristics of the construction industry. It is proposed that construction could become more resilient by incorporating employee-level – as opposed organisation-level – aspects of the ‘Adaptive’ age of safety. Further research is needed to understand how the psychological factors believed to underpin a resilient response to risk can be developed.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/product/contemporary-ergonomics-human-factors-2016/|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Design School)|
Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)
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