Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 27, Pages: 1-8
S. Arunkumar1*, V. Vijay Anand1 , N. Kumarappan2 , V. Suveetha2 , B. Toziba2 and T. Vignesh2
1 SOM, SASTRA University, [email protected]
2 School of Civil Engineering, [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
SOM, SASTRA University,
Objectives: To study the demographic profile of the construction laborers working in rural and urban areas of Tanjore district, to find out the significant factors which influences the safety and health practices in the construction sites as per the perception of laborers (Construction site workers) and to provide suggestive strategies to raise the level of awareness of the significance of safety and health practices at the construction sites. Methods/Analysis: The population of study deals with the construction workers who work in selected construction sites located in the rural areas of Tanjore district.The study adopted the non-probability convenient sampling. The schedule was self- administered to 132 respondents with the help of the researcher.The data were subject to reliability analysis to check the internal consistency and validity test such as content validity & face validity were applied. The data were analyzed using percentage analysis to depict the demographic profile and specific statistical tools used for the analysis was multiple regression analysis for determining the overall satisfaction level of construction workers. SPSS version 16 was used for data anlaysis. Findings: The research study reveals that the significant factors responsible for the safety and health practices are lack of first aid training program, the firm pressurizes workers to complete the work beyond their limits, the workers feel nervous and mental phobia when working under high altitude, safety net not provided for scaffolding, lack of temporary railings for staircases, caution and reflector are not provided to denote the sign of danger. Applications/Improvement: The study provides some suggestive strategies to enhance the safety performance level and the study need to add more items related to safety measures and test the instrument with more samples both in rural and urban areas.
Keywords: Awareness, Construction Sites, Laborers, Rural Areas, Safety, Training
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