IJMTES – ANALYSIS ON CAUSES FOR ACCIDENTS IN CONSTRUCTION AND ITS SAFETY MEASURES

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name : M Ramya | T D Ramadasan  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 06 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 127-132

Abstract – Accidents in construction projects, specifically in building works occurs most frequently. Those accidents may results in fatal, serious injuries or a near miss of workers involved and other consequences such as lost of work days and the industry bad image. Thus accident prevention is required through improving continuously health and safety in construction. Therefore, analyzing the factors leading to accidents is primarily important.  The objective of this paper is to sort out the factors causing accidents in construction, rate the different causes and recommend the necessary safety measures to be provided in the workplace. A questionnaire was formulated to conduct survey from various individuals in construction starting from unskilled labor to tradesman. The respondents were around 50. The questionnaire contains two parts, the first part contains the general characteristics of the individual and the second part contains the factors causing the accidents in the construction. The factors were analyzed using SPSS tool. Suitable recommendations are suggested for the safety in the construction workplace. The study concluded that unsafe working conditions, stuck between tools and equipments and scaffolding failure are the most vital factors causing accidents and provision of adequate safety measures for workers on site will improve the performance and also enhance the building industry’s productivity.

KeywordsCauses for accidents, Questionnaires, SPSS, Safety measures 

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