Knowledge-based energy damage model for evaluating Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) construction risks in Malaysia

Blismas, N and Lingard, H 2013, 'Knowledge-based energy damage model for evaluating Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) construction risks in Malaysia', in Liu, A.M. M., Rowlinson, S., Ng, T.S.T., Lu, W.W.S. and Chan, I. Y. S. (ed.) HKU-HKHA International Conference 2013 - Construction and Housing in the 21st Century, Hong Kong, China, 2-3 May 2013, pp. 408-415.


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Title Knowledge-based energy damage model for evaluating Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) construction risks in Malaysia
Author(s) Blismas, N
Lingard, H
Year 2013
Conference name HKU-HKHA International Conference 2013
Conference location Hong Kong, China
Conference dates 2-3 May 2013
Proceedings title HKU-HKHA International Conference 2013 - Construction and Housing in the 21st Century
Editor(s) Liu, A.M. M., Rowlinson, S., Ng, T.S.T., Lu, W.W.S. and Chan, I. Y. S.
Publisher University of Hong Kong
Place of publication Hong Kong, China
Start page 408
End page 415
Total pages 8
Abstract The construction industry is renowned as a high-risk industry which involves complex, time consuming design and construction processes characterized by unforeseen circumstances and which has been plagued with accidents for a long time (Ren, 1994). Eliminating the risk of adverse occurrences is essential in order to provide a safe and healthy working environment on construction sites. This paper presents an initial concept for the comparative evaluation of OHS risks for different construction approaches. The model uses a combination of the 'argument tree' concept and 'energy damage model' theory. The assessment process provides a perspective on how the design decisions can impact on OHS for the workers. The 'delivery' stage of two Malaysia housing projects, procured using both conventional and industrialised methods, are utilized to illustrate the model.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
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