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  • 1.  Proactive, Fact-Based Construction Site Safety

    Posted 05-22-2024 01:46 PM

    "Near-Miss Detection Metrics: An Approach to Enable Sensing

    Technologies for Proactive Construction Safety Management,[1]"

    By Filzah Hashmi , Muhammad Usman Hassan ,* , Muhammad Umer Zubair,

    ,Khursheed Ahmed , Taha Aziz , and Rafiq M. Choudhry              April 2024

    Abstract: One in every five occupational deaths occurs in the construction sector. A proactive approach for improving on-site safety is identifying and analyzing accident precursors, such as near-misses, that provide early warnings of accidents. Despite the importance of near-misses, they are frequently left unreported and unrecorded in the construction sector. The adoption of modern technologies can prevent accidents by automated data collection and analysis. This study aims to develop near-miss detection metrics to facilitate the automated detection of near-misses through sensors. The study adopted a mixed method approach including both qualitative and quantitative approaches.



    [1] Place title in "Google Scholar."



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    William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot 1819 - 1880
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  • 2.  RE: Proactive, Fact-Based Construction Site Safety

    Posted 06-10-2024 10:31 AM

    Place "lack of leadership drives unsafe construction sites" in the search bar for "Google Scholar."

    • Q. What have you now learned about the horrific state of safety assurance in construction?

    Cheers,

    Bill



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    William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot 1819 - 1880
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  • 3.  RE: Proactive, Fact-Based Construction Site Safety

    Posted 26 days ago

    "The adoption of modern technologies can prevent accidents by automated data collection and analysis."

    Concurrence with the second post William. The leadership is lacking, not the data. All data collection and analysis is useless if the information isn't acted upon. In my short career in construction, I've seen a lot of cases where obvious unsafe behaviors and unsafe conditions are not corrected or even raised by the foreman or leads. Throw more data at them, the behaviors and conditions will not change because no one is holding anyone accountable. There are a few companies in the minority who strive to do things right, and when you see how things are done right the professionalism is palpable. 



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    Jeff Schmidt A.M.ASCE
    Environmental Engineer
    Clearfield UT
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  • 4.  RE: Proactive, Fact-Based Construction Site Safety

    Posted 17 days ago

    Thanks Jeff!

    If you missed it, please review:

    https://collaborate.asce.org/professionaltopics/discussion/construction-safety-starts-before-construction-begins?hlmlt=VT

    Cheers,

    Bill



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    William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot 1819 - 1880
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