Survey on Occupational Health Risk Assessment in Construction

Survey on Occupational Health Risk Assessment in Construction
Authors : Suresh R Sawant, Prof. B. V. Birajdar
Publication Date: 01-11-2016


Author(s):  Suresh R Sawant, Prof. B. V. Birajdar

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 5 - Issue. 11 , November - 2016

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV5IS110028


Many building construction activities are congenitally risky to the health and safety of workers. It affects to productivity and overall performance of the construction project and diminishing the workforce and labor force etc. The purpose of study is to identify the factors affecting occupational health risk during construction and different diseases associated with the construction occupations. Construction of any facility or a building involves a number of vast activities such as Excavation, Foundation, RCC work, Masonry work, Plastering, Plumbing, Installation of door windows, Painting, Electrification. Many other miscellaneous work activities having different in nature. Workers can be exposed to different risks at the workplace, like chronic exposure to harmful substances, accidents, physical stress, natural disasters or may be any malicious act. In the entire world, almost adults and many children spend much of their waking hours at work. Work provides a number of economic and other benefits. But, during such a prominent activities of construction worker have to face such a challenging situations like work at height, to handle heavy materials tools equipment’s, work with around heavy machinery, to handle hazardous chemicals/materials, work in environment vitiated with dust other harmful substances varied psychosocial factors etc. Fall from height is the most common cause of injury among all accident types, along with slip/trip on same level, Collapse of objects, electric shock, contact with falling objects, contact with moving machinery/vehicle, rotating/moving parts of tools, etc. this paper focus on studying the various occupations and associated risk with it by through study of paper published by research scholars’. This study helps us to identify common risky activities and associated occupation and also disease caused due to work place environment.


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