Investigating construction workers health and safety risks in sustainable building projects

dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAliakbarlou, Sadegh
dc.contributor.authorNishan, F.
dc.contributor.authorBakhshi, J.
dc.contributor.authorHosseini, R.
dc.description.abstractThis research aims to explore workers’ health and safety risks in sustainable building projects. This research systematically reviews literature on workers’ health and safety risks in sustainable building projects and its non-sustainable counterparts to identify the specific safety risks posed to building projects’ workers. Using the key journals in the construction industry, this research has reviewed and tabulated important safety risks. The data collected has been categorised and statistically analysed to find differences between the different types of risks posed in sustainable versus non-sustainable building projects. Also, safety risks specific to sustainable building projects has been reviewed, identified and summarised. The results indicate that while some risks such as fall hazards are common to both sustainable and non-sustainable building projects risks such as overexertion and electrocution are more likely to occur in sustainable as opposed to non-sustainable building projects. In addition, the findings show that there are some safety risks that are specific to sustainable building projects and these risks increase occupational safety on sites over and above traditional risk levels. This study’s findings can be used by researchers and construction participants to better understand workers’ health and safety risks in sustainable building projects and to be prepared to manage them.en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAliakbarlou, S., Nishan, F., Bakhshi, J., & Hosseini, R. (2019). Investigating Construction Workers Health and Safety Risks in Sustainable Building Projects. CIB World Building Congress 2019 (pp. 21. Ab0495).en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction workersen_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.subjecthealth and safetyen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding projectsen_NZ
dc.subjectsystemic reviewsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.titleInvestigating construction workers health and safety risks in sustainable building projectsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ Construction & Services
unitec.conference.locationHong Kong, Chinaen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgHong Kong Polytechnic University. Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE)en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleCIB World Building Congress 2019 (CIB WBC 2019)en_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering
unitec.publication.spage21. Ab0495en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleCIB World Building Congress 2019en_NZ
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