Design, development, and deployment of a rapid universal safety and health system for construction.
Kleiner BM; Smith-Jackson TL; Hills TH III; O'Brien M; Haro E
J Constr Eng Manage 2008 Apr; 134(4):273-279
Rapid construction projects and processes will become increasingly important as customers demand better project management performance and globally, as countries plan for and respond to the aftermath of natural and/or unnatural disasters. For use in expedited projects (as well as traditional projects), a rapid universal safety and health system (RUSH) was designed, developed, deployed, and evaluated. For its inaugural application, the RUSH was applied to a construction project. Results from an initial application included a safe build in approximately without recordable incidents. More importantly, lessons were learned by a multidisciplinary team of researchers who observed safety for the life of the project. Lessons learned and recommendations for future research are provided as a result of this experience.
Construction; Construction-industry; Safety-programs; Safety-measures; Health-programs; Humans; Men; Women
Brian M. Kleiner, Director, Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health, Virginia Tech., and Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Whittemore Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University