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dc.contributor.authorZeng, SX
dc.contributor.authorTam, Vivian WY
dc.contributor.authorTam, CM
dc.contributor.editorK Mearns
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:56:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:56:49Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2011-11-03T06:15:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0925-7535
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssci.2007.08.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23447
dc.description.abstractOccupational health and safety (OHS) in the construction industry are of grave concern around the world. Some construction firms have implemented their own safety management systems attempting to improve construction safety; however, the implementation of a new international standard: Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 is not commonly adopted in the industry. This paper examines the implementation of OHS management systems and the OHSAS 18001 in the construction industry. Questionnaire surveys and structured interviews were conducted. It is found that the OHS status in the construction industry is not satisfactory based on data of recorded accidents from construction activities over the past three years. With regard to the operation of the OHSAS 18001 standard, it is suggested to integrate it with the ISO 9001 quality management system to streamline the process. Based on the similarity and compatibility of the ISO 9001 and the OHSAS 18001, it is believed that an integrated management system could avoid duplication of effort and reduce resource inputs. 頲007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1155
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1168
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSafety Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental and Occupational Health and Safety
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111705
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleTowards occupational health and safety systems in the construction industry of China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTam, Vivian WY.


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