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Technological Aspects in Construction Safety with Applicability to Hazards in India

Abhay Malik; Sripadma Sanjiv E; Kranti Kumar Myneni

Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP)

In India as well as in the global scenario Construction industry is viewed as one of the largest employment and economy generating sector, which in turn increases the probability of hazard & risks in the industry. Many developed countries have adopted technological interventions as safety measures to minimize these risks. Comparing to the safety scenarios in Indian construction sites, the hazards are twenty times higher than in United Kingdom and thirty times than in U.S.A. In developing countries like India, the completion of the project is given more importance than the safety rules and regulations. Most of the hazards in Indian Construction site arises due to the carelessness of human beings, improper safety trainings, and lack of technology as well as communication. This study aims to find the applicable technological tools that can be utilised for ensuring safety at construction sites. The study also gives the information about various hazards and applicable technological tools for a particular kind of hazard. The study utilizes the data from the existing literature available with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and research papers & journals to find the most commonly occurring hazards and also the technological tools that are existing in the market and employed to cope with the identified hazards. The data collected is then analysed and on basis of the hazard identification, a comprehensive list of technological tools used for the preventive or safety measures for that particular hazard at construction site are formulated. The findings of this research will be helpful to produce a better safety management plan for construction sites in India. 

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