Injuries to workers on construction sites are an ongoing risk faced by all parties involved in the building phase of a project. The construction management professional needs to fully understand the consequences of worker injuries to the injured individual and to the company, project, and industry as a whole. In this video, explore the importance of establishing an ongoing safety effort on all construction projects.
- The safety of the people … working on our construction projects, … is of absolute importance. … It can't be compromised. … I talk a lot about safety in my course called … "Construction Management: Safety and Health", … and I talk about it more … in my weekly construction management series, … and my "On the Job Site" series. … It's important. … And I talk a lot about safety, quality and productivity … being inextricably linked, … meaning that if safety is sacrificed, … quality and productivity will ultimately suffer. … The safety of the people working on our job sites … is a little different than other types of risks. … It is not okay to just assume a certain level of risk, … and then add contingency money when it comes to our people. … The two methods that are applicable here … are to avoid the safety risks in the first place, … or mitigate them down to a level … where if a mishap does occur, … no one's going to sustain a serious injury. … Now I used an example earlier of working at heights …
- Defining risk
- Identifying the role of the construction manager
- Analyzing risk
- Controlling risk
- Managing challenges: scope, safety, communication, and more