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We invite all who are interested in improving the construction industry to submit abstracts for consideration as oral or poster presentations. Paper should be based on research, innovation and/or best practices, and should focus on one of the two themes of the Conference

Strategies for Integrating Occupational Safety and Health In the Construction Process: Research, Innovation, Best Practices

Theme 1

Safety and health throughout the life-cycle of construction. This sub-theme will cover the following topics:

  • Pre-construction phase: Roles and responsibilities of owners, designers, producers/suppliers, authorities, insurance; and procedures for design, training, scheduling/planning, budgeting, optimizing life-cycle maintenance;
  • Construction phase: safety and health management, worksite coordination, culture, safer construction methods; and temporary structures, subcontracting, temporary workers, unskilled workers;
  • Post-construction phase: hazard characterization (namely, in maintenance works), sector-specific procedures, handling of hazardous
    substances/waste, deconstruction, demolition

Theme 2

Requirements for safety and health training: This sub-theme will cover the following topics:

  • Best practices: examples of theoretical and hands-on training programs and procedures;
  • Evidence of training effectiveness: process evaluation and outcomes/impact evaluation.

Final due date for submissions of abstracts is
15 January, 2012