Management and Economics of Construction Safety in Hong Kong by S. W. Poon

By S. W. Poon

This publication describes the administration and economics of development security in Hong Kong in keeping with info and information gathered over the last 15 years. It covers twist of fate data, the implementation of protection administration platforms and location supervision plan process, and the monetary expenditures and social expenditures coming up from development injuries.

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Singapore and South Korea follow closely, though the 10-year average in South Korea is almost double that of japan. In line with the substantial reduction in its accident rate, Hong Kong's death rate has also dropped over the period. The UK has an unbeatable low rate compared with Asia, and has registered a small improvement possibly due to the difficulty in improving further in a mature industry. In terms of the semi-averages, most of the Asian countries or regions have recorded an improvement.

There are problems and difficulties in connection with the implementation. This chapter examines these problems and difficulties and reports on three studies, carried out in Hong Kong (Ahmed, Tang and Poon, 1999) , Mainland China (Zeng, Tam and Deng, 2004) and the UK (Sawacha, Naoum and Fong, 1999). In each of these three cases , problems and difficulties encountered in implementing safety programmes are first identified; then some possible solutions are suggested to help improve the safety performance of contractors working on construction sites.

1999) Report on the Employer Responsibility and Supervision System, Singapore. Industrial Safety and Health Association of Taiwan (2007) Statistics of occupational injuries. tw) Japan Construction Occupational Safety and Health Association (1999) Guidelines on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems for the Construction Industry. jp). H. (2005) Construction safety management system in Korea, in Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific Region Construction Safety and Health Annual Conference , June, South Korea, pp.

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