A Study on Safety and Productivity on a Construction Site

Tsunemi Watanabe*, Masahiko Kunishima, Tsuneaki Yoshida, Kishore Bhattacharjee

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The number of construction labor accidents has not decreased dramatically for the ast ten years. To find a new direction of construction safety management, it seems useful to develop a conceptual model to represent the relationship between safety management and occurrence of accidents.
In the first part of this paper, an attempt is made to develop the above conceptual model considering the variability of general contractors' characteristics and construction productivity. In the second half of the paper, an field observation is made on a gas pipe installation site. A statistical model is developed to quantitatively obtain the effects of factors influencing site productivity. The relationship between safety and productivity on a construction site is then discussed

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of construction Management, JSCE
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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