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Journal: International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) (Vol.8, No. 4)

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Page : 611-617

Keywords : Safety Management; Construction; OSHA; Safety parameters; Accident control measures;

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Construction activities have made a great breakthrough in the last two decades on the back of increase in development activities, and public demand. Still occupational health and safety issues have become major concern to construction organisations. The world society and economy have suffered financial and human losses as a result of poor safety management in the construction industry. The impact is however more in developing countries. The purpose of this study is to explore major safety provisions and also a detailed study has been conducted on safety management procedures in construction sites. Different types of accidents occurring in construction sites and measures taken to control these accidents are also analysed in this paper. Datas have been collected through various site visits, literature review and from various construction safety standards including BIS and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). The paper has been concluded after putting forward a set of recommendations for construction organisations to improve the occupational safety in the construction sites.

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