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Web-based tool for affective safety training in construction

conference contribution
posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Imriyas KamardeenImriyas Kamardeen
Unsafe behaviours of workers have been repetitive causes of accidents in
construction. Unsafe behaviours can be changed by changing workers' attitude towards hazards and safety. Affective education and training influence learners’ attitudes, values and motivation. Findings in neuroscience, psychology and cognitive science also recognised that affect plays a crucial role in guiding rational behaviour, memory retrieval, motivation, attention, decision-making and creativity. The deployment of a mentally influential medium is crucial to achieve the desired attitudinal change in workers. This paper discusses the development of a web-based
tool for affective safety training of construction workers, which can help address the challenges posed by behaviour-related root causes of accidents and thereby minimise accidents on site.

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Event

Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Annual Conference (27th : 2011 : Bristol, Eng.)

Series

Association of Researchers in Construction Management Annual Conference

Pagination

309 - 318

Publisher

Association of Researchers in Construction Management

Location

Bristol, Eng.

Place of publication

Reading, Eng.

Start date

2011-09-05

End date

2011-09-07

ISBN-13

978-0-9552390-5-2

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2011, ARCOM

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

ARCOM 2011 : Proceedings of the 27th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference

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