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Improving Construction Health & Safety in developing countries(Ghana)

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The practice of Health and Safety continues to be a major challenge plaguing the construction industries of most developing countries. In Ghana, approximately 60 out of the total 900 occupational accidents recorded by the labour Department over the last decade has been fatal and consequently attributed to a poor Health and Safety practice observed on most construction sites.

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The aim of the study was to critically investigate the constraints and barriers faced in implementing an effective health and safety practice within the Ghanaian construction industry and also provide suitable recommendations on improving the practice.
A postgraduate research document (2018)

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Improving Construction Health & Safety in developing countries(Ghana)

  1. 1. IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION HEALTH & SAFETY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES A thesis presentation BY MICHAEL FOSU School of Architecture & Built Environment THE GHANAIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
  2. 2. “No project, no matter how critical, is worth a lost finger, a blinded eye, or tragic loss of life. When safety becomes the primary guideline for progress, all parties reap the rewards of a job well done and done safely”. - Anonymous Quote of the day
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION 1  Welfare of workers  Maximum protection against Health & Safety risk Conducting a business or undertaking an activity within a construction field 2 Construction Industry  Rigorous  Exposed 10,000 30-40% Developing countries Annual fatalities World’s work related fatal injuries 30-40%
  4. 4. 1 Steady growth Construction Industry 2  3rd largest growing economic sector  GDP growth (10.55%-12.6%) in 2013 Improved economic development potentials Minister of Employment & Labour Relations INTRODUCTION
  5. 5. AIM OF STUDY Critically investigate Constraints & Challenges CONSTRUCTION HEALTH & SAFETY PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION QUALITATIVE STUDY GHANAIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Secondary data
  6. 6. STUDY HEALTH & SAFETY LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORKS 1 2 Comparing health and safety legislation UK Australia Ghanaian construction industry
  7. 7. STUDY 1 2 Construction Industry Construction Industry Construction Industry 3
  8. 8. STUDY OHS Act A framework to secure the Health& Safety of workers H&S Regulator To see to the compliance of the H&S regulations H&S Dutyholders Ensuring H&S of workers
  9. 9. FINDINGS An applicable H&S legislative structure that is being adopted
  10. 10. RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended and adopted H&S legislative framework 2 3 1
  11. 11. THANK YOU References HSE, (2011). Annual statistics report in construction. [Online] Available at http://www.hse.gov.uk[Accessed on 7th September, 2017]. Labour Department, (2012). Annual report: Labour department, Accra, Ghana. Work Health &Safety Act, (2011).Occupational health and safety: Construction. [Online]Available at http://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au[Accessed on 15th July, 2017].

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