Effectiveness of Construction Safety Programme Elements

  • Antonio López-ArquillosEmail author
  • Juan Carlos Rubio-Romero
  • Jesús Carrillo-Castrillo
  • Manuel Suarez-Cebador
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


Occupational health and safety levels in construction continue to be an international cause of concern because of high accident rates in the sector. In order to reduce negative incident rates in the industry, construction companies implement safety programmes that include different elements. In current research, an expert panel of 8 members was selected with the aim to quantify the effectiveness of the essential safety program elements using staticized groups methodology. Results showed that effectiveness of Job hazard analyses and communication, and upper management support as safety program elements, obtained the best scores by the experts. These results can be used to prioritize the most effective safety elements for construction projects in order to control construction safety risk.


Construction Occupational Safety Programme Elements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio López-Arquillos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan Carlos Rubio-Romero
    • 1
  • Jesús Carrillo-Castrillo
    • 2
  • Manuel Suarez-Cebador
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto. de Economía y Administración de EmpresasUniversidad de MálagaMálagaSpain
  2. 2.Dpto. de Organización Industrial y Gestión de Empresas IIE.T.S. de IngenieríaSevilleSpain

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