A case for alternative approaches for better education in oh&s in construction

Bhuta, C, Zhang, G and D'Cruz, C 2007, 'A case for alternative approaches for better education in oh&s in construction', in © iNEER 2007 (ed.) Proceedings of The International Conference on Engineering Education, Coimbra, Portugal, 3 - 7 September, 2007.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A case for alternative approaches for better education in oh&s in construction
Author(s) Bhuta, C
Zhang, G
D'Cruz, C
Year 2007
Conference name ICEE 2007
Conference location Coimbra, Portugal
Conference dates 3 - 7 September, 2007
Proceedings title Proceedings of The International Conference on Engineering Education
Editor(s) © iNEER 2007
Publisher INEER
Place of publication Melbourne
Total pages 5
Abstract The paper advocates the need for a pragmatic approach to construction engineering safety and curriculum in Australia. Construction industry fatalities and work related injuries continue to beleaguer the industry due to culture, complacency, and cost. An appraisal into work practices, priorities, and perceptions should be the first initiative to challenge the paradigm of habit. Other overlaying factors need to be addressed on a pragmatic platform of a safety, and a meaningful curriculum to prepare Construction supervisors and Project Managers, to focus on achievable goals. Workplace Safety is enshrined is legislation, statutes, regulations and codes of practice to ensure compliance, but they are ambiguous and provide only sketchy guidelines, information, and procedures for audits.
Subjects Engineering not elsewhere classified
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