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Construction safety, health and well-being in the COVID-19 era: An introduction

Manu, Patrick; Cheung, Clara; Yunusa-Kaltungo, Akilu; Emuze, Fidelis; Abreu Saurin, Tarcisio; Hadikusumo, Bonaventura; Reza Mohandes, Saeed

Authors

Patrick Manu Patrick.Manu@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Innovative Construction and Project Management

Clara Cheung

Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo

Fidelis Emuze

Tarcisio Abreu Saurin

Bonaventura Hadikusumo

Saeed Reza Mohandes



Contributors

Clara Cheung
Editor

Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo
Editor

Fidelis Emuze
Editor

Tarcisio Abreu Saurin
Exhibitor

Bonaventura Hadikusumo
Editor

Abstract

Globally, the construction sector is notorious for its enormous contribution to the occurrence of occupational accidents, injuries, and illnesses. The poor outlook of occupational safety, health, and well-being (OSHW) of the construction workforce sector is further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, although the pandemic has also triggered some opportunities for improvement. While there is growing interest in and literature about the OSHW impacts and implications arising from the pandemic within the construction domain, there is no single comprehensive compendium of text that offers adequate coverage of the subject, especially from the perspective of several countries or regions of the world. Seeking to address this gap, this book, which is the first of its kind, offers a global perspective on the OSHW implications of COVID-19 in the construction industry. The insights and lessons from the pandemic, which are captured by the book, have implications for the adjustment of OSHW practices, as well as construction project management in general both during and after the pandemic. In this introductory chapter, the poor status of OSHW in the construction sector is first highlighted. The chapter subsequently touches on the opportunities and challenges posed by the pandemic to the management of OSHW in the sector. The chapter finally closes with a summary of the chapters in the book.

Citation

Manu, P., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., Emuze, F., Abreu Saurin, T., Hadikusumo, B., & Reza Mohandes, S. (2024). Construction safety, health and well-being in the COVID-19 era: An introduction. In P. Manu, C. Cheung, A. Yunusa-Kaltungo, F. Emuze, & B. Hadikusumo (Eds.), Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era (1-11). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003278368-1

Online Publication Date Sep 12, 2023
Publication Date Jan 1, 2024
Deposit Date Mar 19, 2024
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Pages 1-11
Book Title Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the COVID-19 era
Chapter Number 1
ISBN 9781032229157
DOI https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003278368-1
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/11832316
Publisher URL https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.1201/9781003278368-1/construction-safety-health-well-being-covid-19-era-patrick-manu-clara-cheung-akilu-yunusa-kaltungo-fidelis-emuze-tarcisio-abreu-saurin-bonaventura-hadikusumo-saeed-reza-mohandes