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Title: The Effects of Non- Compliance to Health and Safety Regulation by Building Contractors in Ghana (Case Study Accra Metropolis)
Authors: Adu-Boateng, Maxwell
Keywords: Non-Compliance
Occupational Health and Safety
Regulations
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2015
Abstract: Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety on the construction site is a major factor towards the safety of a worker. Fatalities occur on construction sites despite the various occupational health and safety regulations, rules and laws. In Ghana compliance with occupational health and safety has become a major concern for both the government and the stakeholders. The aim of this research was to sensitize building contractors on the benefits of complying with occupational health and safety regulations in the building construction industry in Ghana. The study set objectives to determine the effects of non-compliance of health and safety issues in the construction in3dustry; to determine the best health and safety practices used in the construction industry; and to determine the challenges in adhering to occupational health and safety standards in building construction sites in Ghana. The research was carried out over three (3) stages. The first stage involved the use of literature review to gather background information for the study. The second stage involved developing questionnaire and the final stage involved the use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) to analyze the data. The convenience sampling technique was used in gathering data. Descriptive analysis using percentages and frequencies were conducted. The study revealed that the enforcement of occupational health and safety practices on construction sites by regulatory bodies was very stumpy thereby resulting in several effects due to the high non compliance level of occupational health and safety. It is anticipated that the conclusions made in this study will form the basis for Health and Safety Regulations enforcement by construction companies to ensure the safety of their workforce.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Master of Science in Construction Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6927
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