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A framework for analysing the determinants of health and safety self-regulation in the construction industry

A framework for analysing the determinants of health and safety self-regulation in the construction industry

Umeokafor, Nnedinma and Isaac, David (2015) A framework for analysing the determinants of health and safety self-regulation in the construction industry. In: Proceedings of CIB W099 Belfast 2015: Benefitting workers and society through inherently safe(r) construction. EEI Publishing, Downpatrick (Northern Ireland), Belfast (Northern Ireland), 478- 489. ISBN 978-1-909854-01-7

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Abstract

While regulating health and safety (H&S) is one of the preconditions for improving and sustaining H&S, there is substantial evidence that the Nigerian construction industry continues to suffer neglect in that regard. Nonetheless, some construction contractors self-regulate in the absence of external influences including regulation. The decision to self-regulate is determined by a number of key factors. It is, therefore, important to understand their decisions to self- regulate for effective policy making with the aim that more construction contractors will start adopting self-regulatory programs for H&S. Based on current evidence and theories from existing literature, this paper presents a proposed framework for analysing the determinants of H&S self-regulation in the Nigerian construction industry. Some elements of the framework are centred on: regulatory issues, the ability to self-regulate, normative factors, industry issues, social pressure and economic climate. It is established in this study that while there is significant hypothetical relationships among the elements of the framework, the evidence in practice may annul the hypothetical relationships.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of CIB W099 Belfast 2015: Benefitting workers and society through inherently safe(r) construction
Additional Information: International Health and Safety Conference: Benefitting Workers and Society through Inherently Safe(r) Construction, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 10-11 September 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction industry; Factors; Health and Safety; Nigeria; Self-regulation.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Built Environment
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Sustainable Built Environment Research Group (SBERG)
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Last Modified: 25 Nov 2016 15:40
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13904

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