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Integral Diagnosis of Occupational Health and Safety Management in Colombia Construction Companies

Suarez, Fabian F. Y Carvajal, Gloria Isabel Y Catalá Alís, Joaquín (2018) Integral Diagnosis of Occupational Health and Safety Management in Colombia Construction Companies. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 22 (2). pp. 101-116. ISSN 1823-6499 (Print), 2180-4222 (online)

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URL Oficial: https://doi.org/10.21315/jcdc2017.22.2.7

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Given the particular characteristics of the construction sector, its rate of accidents and contracted illnesses is high. Therefore, construction companies seek to protect the health of their workers through the design and implementation of occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS). This paper presents the results of a study that aimed to perform a comprehensive diagnosis of the implementation of the requirements of the Colombian Technical Standard (Norma Técnica Colombiana, NTC-OHSAS 18001) in Colombian construction companies through a SWOT analysis. A survey of 25 questions to industry professionals in 5 capital cities was used for data collection. The survey was conducted in two ways: virtually with the help of the Google Docs platform and directly through written forms. A total of 209 questionnaires with valid answers were received. The findings show that a lack of commitment and a lack of knowledge about safety are the main weaknesses. On the other hand, the existence of occupational health and safety (OHS) staff and the promotion of OHS by Occupational Risk Administrators (ORA) are the main strengths. From this data, alternatives for improving OHS are proposed, such as greater investment in builders, increasing organizational culture, and adequate monitoring by the State

Tipo de Elemento: Artículo
Palabras Clave: Construction industry, Occupational health and safety, risk, SWOT
Asunto: T Tecnología > T Technology (General)
T Tecnología > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Division: Facultad de Ingeniería > Programa de Ingeniería Civil > Productividad
Depósito de Usuario: Fabian F Suarez
Fecha Deposito: 30 Sep 2019 17:19
Ultima Modificación: 30 Sep 2019 17:19
URI: http://sired.udenar.edu.co/id/eprint/6107

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