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LEED credits: how they affect construction worker safety.
Prof Saf 2012 Oct; 57(10):42-52
There is a growing awareness that green design and construction practices may affect construction worker safety. ..An in-depth review of the LEED-NC rating system for new construction found that many of the credits do not influence construction worker safety, while other credits may produce either a positive or a negative effect. ..In some cases, attaining the LEED-NC credits may increase the amount of exposure to, or extent of, hazards that already exist on the construction site. ..Suggested modifications to the LEED-NC credits have been developed to mitigate their effect on construction worker safety and aid in ensuring that green buildings are also safe to construct.
Construction-industry; Construction; Worker-health; Workers; Work-practices; Construction-materials; Environmental-factors; Environmental-protection; Environmental-health; Safety-climate; Safety-practices
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Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division