Briefing: Status of occupational safety and health in GCC construction

Tariq Umar, Charles Egbu, Mohamed Shaik Honnurvali, Messaoud Saidani, Ahmed Jalil Al-Bayati

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Abstract

The construction projects in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-member countries are peaking as the region is in the stage of improving its infrastructures. This briefing presents the current status of occupational safety and health in the region by providing a brief comparison with some of the advanced countries where improved safety performance is guaranteed and maintained. The comparison of the available data shows that, in general, GCC countries display a poor occupational safety and health performance. The briefing suggests the key areas for research which could help the GCC construction industry to improve its performance. These areas include the awareness and importance of safety, cost of accidents, environmental and climatic factors which affect the workers, occupational safety and health regulations and their implementation, workers' well-being, safety culture and safety climate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
Volume172
Issue number4
Early online date9 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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Construction industry
Occupational safety and health
Gulf Cooperation Council
Accidents
Workers
Costs
Safety climate
Safety
Safety performance
Construction project
Safety culture
Factors
Well-being

Keywords

  • health & safety
  • knowledge management
  • project management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Briefing : Status of occupational safety and health in GCC construction. / Umar, Tariq; Egbu, Charles; Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik; Saidani, Messaoud; Al-Bayati, Ahmed Jalil.

In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law , Vol. 172, No. 4, 08.2019, p. 137-141.

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Umar, Tariq ; Egbu, Charles ; Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik ; Saidani, Messaoud ; Al-Bayati, Ahmed Jalil. / Briefing : Status of occupational safety and health in GCC construction. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law . 2019 ; Vol. 172, No. 4. pp. 137-141.
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