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Project Management and Construction Safety
An examination of the role of the project manager in the development of construction safety standards and the impact they can have on the project.
# 112756 | 6,070 words | 21 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2009 in Business (Industries) , Business (Management)

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This paper discusses the role that the project manager plays in the construction safety standards for organizations in today's environment. It aims to support the thesis that the project manager can have a measurable impact on the safety of the construction project. The paper looks at how the project manager can communicate the safety standards to his employees and improve construction safety.

Table of Contents:
Role of the Construction Manager
The Project Manager as a Policy Maker
The Project Manager as a Communicator
The Project Manager as a Facilitator
How Can We Measure the Impact of the Project Manager on Safety?
Managing Construction Safety: An International Perspective
Managerial Commitment to Safety
Special Issues in Construction Safety
Suggestions for Improving Construction Safety

From the Paper:

"The final requirement of a safety program is to provide a means of review. If and when a circumstance occurs, one needs to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident. Corrective action needs to be taken in order to make certain that it does not occur again in the future. Safety needs to become a part of employee reviews. It is expected that these measures will result in fewer employee complaints, reduced absenteeism, lower expenses due to injuries, and reduced worker's compensation claims. Fewer accidents and injuries has a positive affect on the workplace. It can result in improved employee morale and job satisfaction. It can have a measurable impact on productivity, reduced hidden costs, and reduced insurance claims. All of these positive benefits mean projects that come under budget."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abudayyeh, O., Fredericks, T., Butt, S., & Shaar, A. (2006). An investigation of management's commitment to construction safety. International Journal of Project Management. 24 (2); 1767-174.
  • Building Chaos: An International Comparison of Deregulation in the Construction Industry. Contributors: Gerhard Bosch - editor, Peter Philips - editor. Publisher: Routledge. Place of Publication: London. Publication Year: 2002. Page Number: iii.
  • Boyd, C. (2003). Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety. Routledge: New York.
  • Chiang, Y., Anson, M., & Raftery, J. (2003). The Construction Sector in the Asian Economies. Spon Press: New York.
  • Chris Hendrickson, Fundamental Concepts for Owners, Engineers, Architects and Builders. Prentice Hall, 1989. Online Version 2.1 prepared Summer, 2003.

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