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TitleHow time constraints affect safety conditions at construction sites: analysis of the perception of Portuguese construction participants
Author(s)Couto, J. Pedro
Santos, Frederico José Barros
Rabbani, Emilia Rahnemay Kohlman
KeywordsConstruction management
Construction sites
Construction safety
Labour conditions
Occupational injury and illness
Time constraints
Coordination of activities
Construction delays
Issue date2017
JournalElectronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
CitationCouto J. P., Santos F., Rabbani E. How Time Constraints Affect Safety Conditions at Construction Sites: Analysis of the Perception of Portuguese Construction Participants, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 22, Issue 02, pp. 563-576, 1089-3032, 2017
Abstract(s)Construction companies are currently subject to enormous pressure to achieve time and budget objectives. However, this situation can result in an unsafe accident-prone workplace because, often, when meeting deadlines takes priority, the implementation of occupational safety measures is relegated to the background. In order to discuss the relationship between the intensification of activities and work accidents at construction sites, a survey of the views of various construction participants (public and private owners, contractors and designers/consultants) was conducted as part of a national survey on construction delays. It was found that most respondents agree with the growing evidence regarding this problem. However, many believe that it is possible to reconcile the growing pressure imposed by compliance to deadlines with essential requirements for quality and safety through more efficient coordination.
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