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E-OHS planning system for builders

journal contribution
posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Imriyas KamardeenImriyas Kamardeen
The ability to identify safety and health hazards as early as possible and implement good occupational health and safety (OHS) plans is vital to a project of any size. It is also a core requirement in OHS regulations. Nonetheless, developing effective OHS plans faces significant challenges, including large scopes of construction projects, skill shortages within construction professionals and abundance of OHS knowledge in unorganized formats. A web-based system was developed to implement a knowledge-based approach to OHS planning as a way of addressing these challenges. The system was then evaluated by its potential end users. The evaluation results suggest that the system (1) captures OHS knowledge from different sources and retains it in a single and easily accessible virtual location, (2) is capable of providing on-demand OHS planning information, (3) could help site staff with on-the-job learning of OHS skills and (4) could help minimize accidents on site and thereby save time and money for builders.

History

Journal

Architectural science review

Volume

54

Pagination

50-64

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0003-8628

eISSN

1758-9622

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Earthscan

Issue

1

Publisher

Taylor & Francis