Behavior of Workers Towards Safety in Construction Projects in the Gaza Strip

Adnan Enshassi, Moheeb Abualqumboz

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Abstract

The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the world. It became a major industry in Palestine during the past few years. Although it contributes around 19% to GDP, it still lacks the consideration for safety of workers. Safety in construction industry is one of the major factors that affects the field and should be studied and investigated to be integrated as an inherent culture of each member of the project. Behavior of workers on job site is a reflection of the safety culture they gained. It is important to ensure that all workers on job site have safety culture. The purpose of this papa is to investigate workers behavior towards safety in construction projects in Gam Strip. A questionnaire has been distributed to 100 workers in 10 firms in Gaza city to investigate about their behavior towards safety issues. The results indicated that workers have negative attitude towards safety. This paper showed the lack of safety means in construction sites winch together with workers behavior; led to high rate of accidents and also showed the desire by workers to U5C safety equipment and tools WAS very low which contributed in the high rate of injury. In order to avoid time and cost overruns, contractors should utilize modified week programs for injured worker; where they can perform productive duties without exposing them or their co-workers to further injury. It is necessary to improve safety measures by all parties of construction projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CIB W99 International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Unity for Safety & Health in Construction
EditorsDongping Fang, Rafiq M. Choudhry, Jimmie W. Hinze
Place of PublicationBeijing, China
Publisher Tsinghua University Press
Pages514-520
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9787302132363, 7302132364
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventCIB W99 International Conference on Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction - Beijing, China
Duration: 28 Jun 200630 Jun 2006
Conference number: 99
http://www.worldcat.org/title/proceedings-of-cib-w99-international-conference-on-global-unity-for-safety-health-in-construction-28-30-june-2006-beijing-china/oclc/430788324 (Link to Conference Proceedings)

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ConferenceCIB W99 International Conference on Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction
Abbreviated titleCIB
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period28/06/0630/06/06
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Enshassi, A., & Abualqumboz, M. (2006). Behavior of Workers Towards Safety in Construction Projects in the Gaza Strip. In D. Fang, R. M. Choudhry, & J. W. Hinze (Eds.), Proceedings of CIB W99 International Conference: Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction (pp. 514-520). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press.
Enshassi, Adnan ; Abualqumboz, Moheeb. / Behavior of Workers Towards Safety in Construction Projects in the Gaza Strip. Proceedings of CIB W99 International Conference: Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction. editor / Dongping Fang ; Rafiq M. Choudhry ; Jimmie W. Hinze. Beijing, China : Tsinghua University Press, 2006. pp. 514-520
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Enshassi, A & Abualqumboz, M 2006, Behavior of Workers Towards Safety in Construction Projects in the Gaza Strip. in D Fang, RM Choudhry & JW Hinze (eds), Proceedings of CIB W99 International Conference: Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction. Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, China, pp. 514-520, CIB W99 International Conference on Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction, Beijing, China, 28/06/06.

Behavior of Workers Towards Safety in Construction Projects in the Gaza Strip. / Enshassi, Adnan; Abualqumboz, Moheeb.

Proceedings of CIB W99 International Conference: Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction. ed. / Dongping Fang; Rafiq M. Choudhry; Jimmie W. Hinze. Beijing, China : Tsinghua University Press, 2006. p. 514-520.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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