Risk Engineering

Construction Safety

Authors: Li, Rita Yi Man, Poon, Sun Wah

  • Provides an international perspective on construction safety measures in various places, e.g. New Zealand, US and Australia
  • Book contains case studies and interviews which provide a practical knowledge on construction safety
  • Illustrates a unique case study on implementation of KYT (which was originated from Japan) in Hong Kong construction site
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About this book

A close-to-ideal blend of suburb and city, speedy construction of towers of Babylon, the sparkling proportion of glass and steel buildings’ facade at night showcase the wisdom of humans. They also witness the footsteps, sweats and tears of architects and engineers. Unfortunately, these signatures of human civilizations are swathed in towering figures of construction accidents. Fretting about these on sites, different countries adopt different measures on sites. This book firstly sketches the construction accidents on sites, followed by a review on safety measures in some of the developing countries such as Bermuda, Egypt, Kuwait and China; as well as developed countries, for example, the United States, France and Singapore. It also highlights the enormous compensation costs with the courts’ experiences in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

About the authors

Dr Rita Yi Man Li is currently an Assiatant Professor in Hong Kong Shue Yan University. She is the author of many articles and serves as an editorial board member for many journals.

Sun Wah Poon, University of Hong Kong.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“It is a compilation of research and publications by a large host of authors that Li and Poon have organized into a logical order of presentation for construction safety issues. … Li and Poon provide summary tables and graphs, in some cases, to show the patterns of research results and conclusions in certain areas of safety research. … a reference book for safety managers and experts, instructors of safety courses, or persons wanting to find sources of previous research on specific safety topics or concerns.” (Denise Gravitt, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 31 (10), November, 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • A Literature Review on the Causes of Construction Accidents

    Li, Rita Yi Man (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Why Do Accidents Happen? A Critical Review on the Evolution of the Construction Accident Causation Models

    Li, Rita Yi Man (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Supply of Safety Measures in Developing and Developed Countries: A Global Perspective

    Li, Rita Yi Man (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • Effectiveness of Safety Measures in Reducing Construction Accident Rates

    Li, Rita Yi Man (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

  • Senior and Junior Construction Personnel’s Point of View on Construction Safety

    Li, Rita Yi Man (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35046-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35045-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Construction Safety
Authors
Series Title
Risk Engineering
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35046-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35046-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35045-0
Series ISSN
2195-433X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 159
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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