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Title: Investigation for safety performance indicators on construction projects
Authors: Masood, R
Mujtaba, B
Khan, MA
Mubin, S
Shafique, F
Zahoor, H 
Keywords: Accident
Safety Climate
Safety performance
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Publications International Lahore
Source: Science international (Lahore), 2014, p. 1403-1408 How to cite?
Journal: Science international (Lahore) 
Abstract: Implementation of injury/fatality rates in construction is questionable due to absence of administrative body for safety and health in Pakistan but research studies showed significant increase. Accidents records investigation provides lagging indicator of safety performance which is not truly adopted by construction firms. Alternatively, safety climate is leading indicator which addressed safety perceptions and attitudes of workers for safety management system. This study is an effort to develop relationship between lagging and leading safety indicators. Accidents were ranked according to vulnerability and then associated safety climate was investigated. Major reason of accident was found as defective equipment endorsed in psychological perspective including site ergonomics and, plant and equipment along with productivity as priority over safety. There is clear weak relation between lagging and leading indicators of safety performance as most accidents are happening due to tools but workers perceive that proper PPE is provided and no tools are defective as workers have no training to use equipment. In light of current study, it is recommended that construction firms should provide flawless tools and equipment along with justified workload to avoid hazardous situation on construction projects.
ISSN: 1013-5316
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