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Navigating safety by design education: A framework of diffusion and implementation barriers (2024)
Book Chapter
Umeokafor, N., Windapo, A., Umar, T., & Ibrahim, C. K. I. C. (in press). Navigating safety by design education: A framework of diffusion and implementation barriers. In Drivers of Continuous Improvement in Construction Health, Safety, and Wellbeing. Taylor and Francis

In this study, a framework of the barriers to design for safety (DfS) education and training diffusion in architecture engineering and construction has been developed using the literature review, and some improvement strategies are outlined This stem... Read More about Navigating safety by design education: A framework of diffusion and implementation barriers.

The impact of COVID 19 on GCC construction industry (2022)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2022). The impact of COVID 19 on GCC construction industry. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, 13(2), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSSMET.20220301.oa1

The Coronavirus pandemic has badly affected everyone on the earth. Apart from losing thousands of lives, businesses and individuals are going to be affected by the long-lasting financial effects due to an expected global recession. The impact of the... Read More about The impact of COVID 19 on GCC construction industry.

Bibliometric and scientometric analysis-based review of construction safety and health research in developing countries from 1990 to 2021 (2022)
Journal Article
Umeokafor, N., Umar, T., & Evangelinos, K. (2022). Bibliometric and scientometric analysis-based review of construction safety and health research in developing countries from 1990 to 2021. Safety Science, 156, 105897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2022.105897

This bibliometric and scientometric analyses and critical review of construction health and safety (H&S) research in developing countries (DCs) over the past 31 years, identifies its trends, dissemination, knowledge gaps, study implications, and dire... Read More about Bibliometric and scientometric analysis-based review of construction safety and health research in developing countries from 1990 to 2021.

Developing a safety climate assessment tool for Omani construction industry (2022)
Journal Article
Umar, T., & Umeokafor, N. (2022). Developing a safety climate assessment tool for Omani construction industry. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, 13(1), Article 65. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSSMET.296265

One of the methods that could improve the safety performance of construction organizations is the safety climate approach, which is helpful to know the existing maturity level of the safety climate and to develop plans to achieve the required level o... Read More about Developing a safety climate assessment tool for Omani construction industry.

Exploring safety climate factors in construction (2021)
Journal Article
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M. S., Saidani, M., & Opoku, A. (2021). Exploring safety climate factors in construction. International Journal of Applied Management Science, 13(2), 95-123. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJAMS.2021.116500

This paper aims to explore and to make explicit of the existing safety climate assessment tools and dimensions. The concept of safety climate is firstly discussed with a review of different safety climate factors from the published literature. A qual... Read More about Exploring safety climate factors in construction.

A balanced diet for construction workers to improve safety and productivity (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T. (2020). A balanced diet for construction workers to improve safety and productivity. In F. Sherratt, B. Hare, & F. Emuze (Eds.), Proceedings of the Joint CIB W099 & TG59 International Web-Conference 2020: Good Health, Wellbeing & Decent Work

The United Nations (UN) under its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers around the world. Although the deadline to achieve the UN SDGs is approaching faster... Read More about A balanced diet for construction workers to improve safety and productivity.

Cyclical construction workforce shortage: An evaluation of the current shortage in Western North Carolina (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Al-Bayati, A. J., Tafazzoli, M., York, D. D., & Umar, T. (2020). Cyclical construction workforce shortage: An evaluation of the current shortage in Western North Carolina. In Construction Research Congress 2020 (643-650). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482872.070

The inadequate supply of skilled construction craft workers is an issue that currently affects the performance of the construction industry. The performance of the construction industry has a significant influence on the growth of the national econom... Read More about Cyclical construction workforce shortage: An evaluation of the current shortage in Western North Carolina.

Safety climate factors in construction - A literature review (2020)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2020). Safety climate factors in construction - A literature review. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 18(2), 80-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/14773996.2020.1777799

It is an established fact that a mature safety climate and a rich safety culture contribute to achieving a safe workplace. This paper aims to explore and to make explicit the existing safety climate assessment tools and dimensions and suggests the le... Read More about Safety climate factors in construction - A literature review.

High fatalities risk found in gulf construction (2019)
Journal Article
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M. S., Saidani, M., & Opoku, A. (2019). High fatalities risk found in gulf construction. International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics, 1(4), 351-376. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSRECE.2019.106544

It is predicted that the construction industry will be growing in the future, and that could lead to an increase in risks in work safety and accidents. This paper presents the current status of occupational safety and health in the Gulf region by pro... Read More about High fatalities risk found in gulf construction.

Briefing: Status of occupational safety and health in GCC construction (2019)
Journal Article
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Honnurvali, M. S., Saidani, M., & Al-Bayati, A. J. (2019). Briefing: Status of occupational safety and health in GCC construction. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 172(4), 137-141. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.18.00053

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 prov... Read More about Briefing: Status of occupational safety and health in GCC construction.

Perceptions on safety climate: A case study in the Omani construction industry (2018)
Journal Article
Umar, T., & Egbu, C. (2018). Perceptions on safety climate: A case study in the Omani construction industry. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 171(6), 251-263

Generally, a mature safety climate and a rich safety culture contribute to achieving a safe workplace. The purpose of this paper is to examine the understanding of using safety climate and to make explicit some of the main elements that have a greate... Read More about Perceptions on safety climate: A case study in the Omani construction industry.

Briefing: Occupational safety and health regulations in Oman (2018)
Journal Article
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Wamuziri, S., & Honnurvali, M. S. (2018). Briefing: Occupational safety and health regulations in Oman. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 171(3), 93-99. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.18.00007

Poor occupational safety and health (OS&H) results in an economic burden of 4% of the total world gross domestic product (GDP). Effective OS&H regulations and their implementation are one of the main factors in achieving an improved safety performanc... Read More about Briefing: Occupational safety and health regulations in Oman.

Causes of delay in construction projects in Oman (2018)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2018). Causes of delay in construction projects in Oman. Middle East Journal of Management, 5(2), 121-136. https://doi.org/10.1504/MEJM.2018.091132

Construction projects are full of risk and uncertainties and delays can have negative economic consequences and can create bad image for all the parties involved in the project. Delays in construction projects have several causes associated with owne... Read More about Causes of delay in construction projects in Oman.

Factors that influence safety climate in construction in Oman (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T., Wamuzir, S., & Egbu, C. (2017). Factors that influence safety climate in construction in Oman. In F. Emuze, & M. Behm (Eds.), Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference: Towards Better Safety, Health, Wellbeing, and Life in Construction Conference Proceedings (99-113)

The safety climate on a specific construction project refers to managers? and workers? shared perceptions of the adequacy of the safety and health programmes and the consistency between the organization?s espoused safety policies/procedures and the a... Read More about Factors that influence safety climate in construction in Oman.

Causes of construction accidents in Oman (2017)
Journal Article
Umar, T., & Egbu, C. (2018). Causes of construction accidents in Oman. Middle East Journal of Management, 5(1), 21-33. https://doi.org/10.1504/MEJM.2018.088725

Considering the costs associated with accidents in construction, a model identifying root causes of accidents is proposed for construction organisations in Oman. The model classifies the accidents in construction mainly arising from main four causes:... Read More about Causes of construction accidents in Oman.

Academic advising, a case study of A'Sharqiyah University-Oman (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Umar, T. (2017, November). Academic advising, a case study of A'Sharqiyah University-Oman. Presented at Academic Advising: Is It Worth it?, Rustaq, Oman

By definition, the academic advising is the process between the student and an academic advisor of exploring the value of a general education, reviewing the services and policies of the institution, discussing educational and career plans, and making... Read More about Academic advising, a case study of A'Sharqiyah University-Oman.

Causes of accidents in highway construction projects in Oman (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T., Wamuziri, S., & Egbu, C. (2017). Causes of accidents in highway construction projects in Oman. In Y. Sandanayake, T. Ramachandra, & S. Gunatilake (Eds.), The 6th World Construction Symposium: What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda? (96-104)

Construction workers are three to four times more likely than workers in other sectors to die from accidents at work. Construction is one of the main industries in Oman providing jobs to 18% of the total population and contributing around 10% of the... Read More about Causes of accidents in highway construction projects in Oman.

Briefing: Using ‘safety climate factors’ to improve construction safety (2017)
Journal Article
Umar, T., & Wamuziri, S. (2017). Briefing: Using ‘safety climate factors’ to improve construction safety. Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, 170(2), 65-67. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.16.00020

This briefing discusses the health and safety problems in the construction industry. The focus is on safety performance improvement by using ‘safety climate factors’. Construction organisations can assess their safety climate factors by using a safet... Read More about Briefing: Using ‘safety climate factors’ to improve construction safety.

Briefing: Cost of accidents in the construction industry of Oman (2017)
Journal Article
Umar, T. (2017). Briefing: Cost of accidents in the construction industry of Oman. Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, 170(2), 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.16.00032

In this paper, ongoing and planned projects for the financial year 2015-2016 in different sectors in Oman are presented. While specific focus is on the construction industry, the costs of accidents associated with the projects in different sectors ar... Read More about Briefing: Cost of accidents in the construction industry of Oman.

Cost of accidents in construction in Oman (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T. (2017). Cost of accidents in construction in Oman. In The Ninth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9) : Revolutionizing the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry through Leadership, Collaboration and Technology

In this article, the ongoing and planned projects for financial year 2015-2016 in different sectors in Oman are presented. While specific focus is on the construction industry, the costs of accidents associated with projects in different sectors are... Read More about Cost of accidents in construction in Oman.