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Construction Project Management: Theory and Practice by Kumar Neeraj Jha

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Construction Safety Management

Introduction, evolution of safety, accident causation theories, foundation of a major injury, health and safety act and regulations, cost of accidents, roles of safety personnel, causes of accidents, principles of safety, safety and health management system, research results in safety management

15.1 INTRODUCTION

Construction industry is an integral part of infrastructure development in a nation, leading to economic growth and development. Economic growth is not possible without contribution from construction. However, construction is inherently hazardous. This is evident from the comparative statistics of fatal and non-fatal injuries that take place year after year in different industries (Figure 15.1) including ...

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