Supporting the design OHS process: A knowledge-based system for risk management

Lingard, H, Stranieri, A and Blismas, N 2006, 'Supporting the design OHS process: A knowledge-based system for risk management', in John McCarthy (ed.) Proceedings for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation's Second International Conference - Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice., Gold Coast, Australia, 12-14 March 2006, pp. 225-234.


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Title Supporting the design OHS process: A knowledge-based system for risk management
Author(s) Lingard, H
Stranieri, A
Blismas, N
Year 2006
Conference name Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation's Second International Conference - Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice.
Conference location Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 12-14 March 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation's Second International Conference - Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice.
Editor(s) John McCarthy
Publisher Icon.Net Pty Ltd
Place of publication Australia
Start page 225
End page 234
Total pages 10
Abstract In some Australian jurisdictions (Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Victoria), specific obligations for OHS designers of buildings and structures have been established in the legislation. However, it is far from apparent that construction design professionals possess the OHS knowledge, skills and abilities they need to comply. Knowledge-based systems (KBSs) seek to replicate, by computer, the problem solving expertise of human specialists. KBSs are ideally suited to providing OHS decision support because OHS is a specialist area in which it is undesirable to learn from one's mistakes. Two ways in which KBSs have been successfully used to aid OHS decision-making are in the provision of regulatory advice and in supporting the OHS risk management process. This paper describes a project currently underway to design, develop and rigorously evaluate a knowledge-based decision support tool to assist construction designers to manage OHS risks in the design process. The conceptual design of the decision support tool is described and an example provided to demonstrate the use of a Generic Actual Argument Model to represent design OHS knowledge.
Subjects Building not elsewhere classified
ISBN 1741071283
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