INVESTIGATION ON HUMAN FACTORS INFLUENCING HEALTH AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Research Scholar and Corresponding Author, Department of Chemical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu – 608002, India.
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu – 608002, India. E-mail: email@example.com
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu – 602117, India.
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation in India, particularly in the construction industry, relies heavily on the formal, differentiating evidence of working environment risks as the foundation for effective Safety Management. This is the case even though India has OHS legislation. The causal agent has to successfully traverse a difficult procedure. To suggest that both temporary employees and the persons who audit submitted approaches demand a reasonable comprehending of OHS enactments, it is necessary for both groups to possess such a comprehension. In order to demonstrate that they are capable of recognizing hazards in a formal archived manner, such as through an occupational safety investigation or safe work system’s explanations that distinguish medium to high hazards in the working environment and framework for proper controls to remove or minimize hazard’s study work, it is necessary to demonstrate that they are able to do so. One way to do this is through an occupational safety investigation. This study focuses on many aspects of human behavior in the construction sector that have the potential to influence occupational health and safety performance. The majority of the sample respondents whose information was utilized in this research were managerial staff members who managed building projects and were responsible for occupational health and safety. The information from the sample was gathered using a standardized interview schedule. Statistical methods were used to determine that a total of 212 participants would provide appropriate sample size. The statistical methods of factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis by means of Structural Equation Modelling to examine the information we gathered. The research confirmed that there is a strong causal association between the numerous components that are ensuring an OHS framework in the construction industry.
Keywords: Construction sector, Occupational health, Safety standards, Managerial personnel; Casual relationship