Barriers to safety program implementation in the construction industry

Buniya, M.K. and Othman, I. and Sunindijo, R.Y. and Kineber, A.F. and Mussi, E. and Ahmad, H. (2021) Barriers to safety program implementation in the construction industry. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 12 (1). pp. 65-72.

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Poor safety performance is a serious problem in the construction industry. Safety program implementation has always been one of the most successful actions to reduce construction accidents. This research aims to identify barriers to the implementation of safety programs in the construction industry. It begins with identifying barriers to the implementation of safety programs from the literature review. Further barriers were identified from semi-structured interviews conducted with experts in the construction industry in Iraq. The exploratory factor analysis (EFA) technique was used to evaluate data collected from the survey, reduce the number of factors and establish relationships between variables. Based on the analysis, the 12 barriers were grouped into four dimensions: non-conductive work climate, poor governance, poor safety awareness, and unsupportive industry norms. Partial Least Square Structural Equation Model (PLS-SEM) was conducted to validate the EFA results through assessing the relationships between constructed and items. It is recommended that a system of governance at the national level is developed to take these barriers down and improve safety performance in the construction industry. © 2020 THE AUTHORS

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:cited By 5
Uncontrolled Keywords:Construction industry; Factor analysis, Construction accidents; Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA); Literature reviews; Number of factors; Partial least square (PLS); Safety performance; Semi structured interviews; Structural equation modeling, Accident prevention
ID Code:23796
Deposited By: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Deposited On:19 Aug 2021 13:09
Last Modified:19 Aug 2021 13:09

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