publication . Article . 2007

The Unsafe Acts and the Decision-to-Err Factors of Thai Construction Workers

Thanet Aksorn; B.H.W. Hadikusumo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2007 Journal: Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (issn: 1823-6499, eissn: 1985-8329, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Abstract
The unsafe acts of workers are considered as major contributors of work-related accidents and injuries on construction sites. However, not much work has been done to address the reasons why unsafe acts of workers occur particularly in construction industry. The aim of this paper therefore, is to investigate the major unsafe acts (i.e., at-risk behavior), and the decision-to-err factors causing unsafe acts. A questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data from a total of 214 workers from 20 building construction projects in Thailand. The findings revealed that the failure of workers to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), improper lifting or handling of ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Accident, Construction, Decision-to-err, Human factor, Safety, Unsafe behavior, Building construction, TH1-9745
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