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Health and safety issues and mitigation measures relating to adaptive-retrofits projects: Literature review & research implications for the Ghanaian construction industry

Danso, Frederick Owusu; Badu, Edward; Ahadzie, Divine Kwaku; Manu, Patrick

Authors

Frederick Owusu Danso

Edward Badu

Divine Kwaku Ahadzie



Contributors

Ani Raidén
Editor

Emmanuel Aboagye-Nimo
Editor

Abstract

Adaptive-retrofit projects (ARPs) are associated with dire health and safety (H&S) issues which are fragmented and scattered in the existing literature on retrofitting, refurbishment, renovation, rehabilitation, and repair and maintenance work (5R+M). To effectively guide the safe execution of ARPs, these fragmented and scattered issues together with their mitigation measures need to be identified and consolidated into a single unified coherent insight. Therefore this paper, as part of an on-going PhD research on ARPs in Ghana, reviews academic literature to identify and compile a comprehensive list of the H&S issues with their mitigation measures for ARPs. After performing electronic database literature searches and subsequent critical examination of the literature obtained, thirty-six (36) health and safety issues/challenges and twenty-six seven (27) mitigation measures relating to execution of ARPs were identified. These findings provide a sound preliminary basis for further empirical studies towards the development of a coherent and unified guidance for the safe execution of ARPs in Ghana while taking into account local conditions that could also induce additional H&S issues which may not be apparent in the extant literature.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Sep 7, 2015
Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 559-568
APA6 Citation Danso, F. O., Badu, E., Ahadzie, D. K., & Manu, P. (2015, September). Health and safety issues and mitigation measures relating to adaptive-retrofits projects: Literature review & research implications for the Ghanaian construction industry. Paper presented at 31st Annual ARCOM Conference
Keywords adaptive, health and safety, retrofit
Publisher URL http://arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?title=health%20and%20safety%20issues%20and%20mitigation%20&author=&keyword=&p=8499#8499
Additional Information Additional Information : This paper was first published by ARCOM as part of the Conference Proceedings for the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 2015.
Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 31st Annual ARCOM Conference

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