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Recognition of Safety & Health Issues to Improve Safe Working Environment at Construction Projects

Dhruvi D. Patel, Dr.Neeraj D. Sharma, Neetu B. Yadav, Hiren Rathod


The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries worldwide due to its unique nature. Safety is the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury. Unsafe conditions exist on work sites and labourers are exposed to numerous hazards and extreme weather conditions. Large construction companies are following the safety regulations and implementing their safety management systems but their accidents rate is still increasing. The environment of the construction industry is risky which make it very essential to pay more attention to improve the construction safe climate and health at work place. The aim of the study is to assess the safety and health of workers at construction site. In this paper the investigation is made to identify the safe climate and health of workers at the
Infrastructure projects in Surat city, total 270 questionnaire has been distributed to Contractor’s, Engineers and Project managers in Surat city, among which only 140 responses has been received. Analysis of questionnaire is done by using mean score method. The final outcome of investigation is to improve the workers safety at construction projects
and provide them batter working environment and minimize the rate of accidents at construction sites.

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