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The extent of contribution of construction project features to accident causation and health and safety risk: A conceptual model

Manu, Patrick; Ankrah, Nii; Proverbs, David; Suresh, Subashini

Authors

Nii Ankrah

David Proverbs

Subashini Suresh



Contributors

C Egbu
Editor

Abstract

Construction project features (CPFs) are organisational, physical and operational attributes that characterise construction projects. Although previous studies have reported the contribution of CPFs to accident causation and the extent of their contribution, the insight into the health and safety (H&S) risk implications remains an elusive issue which needs elucidation. A critical examination of the subject through an interrogation of H&S literature yields insight into this grey area. CPFs contribute to accident causation through the introduction of proximal accident causal factors, and the extent of their contribution to accident causation is influenced by two key factors: the extent to which the proximal factors contribute to accident causation; and the degree of prevalence of the proximal factors within CPFs. It is subsequently revealed that the extent to which CPFs contribute to accident causation influences H&S risk through the exposure of the workforce to CPFs. These findings are represented by a conceptual model which furthers the understanding of the accident causal influence of CPFs and also provides a stepping stone towards a systematic comparative analysis of the risk associated with CPFs.

Citation

Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D., & Suresh, S. (2010, September). The extent of contribution of construction project features to accident causation and health and safety risk: A conceptual model. Paper presented at 26th Annual ARCOM Conference

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 26th Annual ARCOM Conference
Start Date Sep 6, 2010
End Date Sep 8, 2010
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 261-269
Keywords accident causation, construction project features, health and safety
Publisher URL http://www.arcom.ac.uk/
Related Public URLs http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2010-0261-0269_Mann_et_al.pdf
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 26th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference