PREVALENT CULTURAL VALUES AND ITS EFFECT ON SAFETY ENGINEERING APPROACHES AND ACUTENESS IN CONSTRUCTION SITES-CHENNAI, INDIA
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2020 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : V. Thirugnana Sambandan, T. Felix Kala, S. Nallusamy
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V68I8P215S|
MLA Style: V. Thirugnana Sambandan, T. Felix Kala, S. Nallusamy "PREVALENT CULTURAL VALUES AND ITS EFFECT ON SAFETY ENGINEERING APPROACHES AND ACUTENESS IN CONSTRUCTION SITES-CHENNAI, INDIA" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 68.8(2020):80-84.
APA Style:V. Thirugnana Sambandan, T. Felix Kala, S. Nallusamy . PREVALENT CULTURAL VALUES AND ITS EFFECT ON SAFETY ENGINEERING APPROACHES AND ACUTENESS IN CONSTRUCTION SITES-CHENNAI, INDIA International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 68(8), 80-84.
In current scenario, construction sites are recognized as one of the hazardous work places. Working at height is one of the most hazardous situations in construction sites. Majority of the accidents at construction sites are mainly caused by the risk behaviour of the workers. At risk behaviour of the workforce is influenced by safety climate such as attitudes and perceptions are prevailing at construction site. This paper investigates the prevalent cultural values and its effect on safety beliefs, attitudes and perceptions of workforces at construction sites. Two part questionnaire surveys namely: Attitude and perception survey and cultural values survey for workers were conducted at civil engineering construction sites in and around Chennai. The responses obtained from workers for these surveys were analysed through exploratory factor analysis for extraction of factors. Pearson correlations revealed significant and positive correlations among the factors of national cultural values and safety climate of workforce.
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Construction, Safety Engineering, Risk Behaviour, Factor Analysis, Pearson Correlation