Dealing with socio-technical complexity: who is 'the designer' and how should responsibility for 'safety in design' be allocated in the construction context?

Cooke, T, Lingard, H, Blismas, N and Kleiner, B 2011, 'Dealing with socio-technical complexity: who is 'the designer' and how should responsibility for 'safety in design' be allocated in the construction context?', in Jeffrey Lew (ed.) Prevention: means to End of Construction Injuries, illnesses, and Fatalities, Washington DC USA, 24-26 August 2011, pp. 1-16.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Dealing with socio-technical complexity: who is 'the designer' and how should responsibility for 'safety in design' be allocated in the construction context?
Author(s) Cooke, T
Lingard, H
Blismas, N
Kleiner, B
Year 2011
Conference name CIB W099 International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction: Safety and Health in Construction
Conference location Washington DC USA
Conference dates 24-26 August 2011
Proceedings title Prevention: means to End of Construction Injuries, illnesses, and Fatalities
Editor(s) Jeffrey Lew
Publisher Virginia Tech
Place of publication Washington DC USA
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Abstract The opportunity to improve the occupational safety and health of construction workers through decisions made upstream of the construction stage is understood to be significant. As a result, policy makers and OSH advisors advocate measures to integrate OSH considerations into the pre-construction activities of planning and design in construction projects.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Socio-technical systems
occupational safety and health
design
procurement
planning
construction project management
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