A high construction accident rate is related to failures in the implementation of safety management. The rate of occupational injuries of Taiwan construction industry is higher than the ones of the developed counties. Knowledge and reinforcement of safety cognition for construction personnel are critical to improve safety performance in construction. In this study, a safety cognition evaluation scale is developed to measure the safety cognition of construction personnel in Taiwan. The safety cognition of construction personnel was ranked in descending order of safety engineers, contractor-related personnel, and design/audit personnel. The aspect of accident statistics has the smallest cognition differences while the aspect of accident causes has the most inconsistent cognition differences. The investigation of this study provides knowledge of the safety cognition of Taiwan’s construction personnel. This information provides safety managers better understanding of Taiwan’s construction personnel to enhance the latter’s safety cognition and thus safety performance.
Chen, Wei Tong; Lu, Chun Sheng; and Huang, Ying-Hua
"INVESTIGATING THE SAFETY COGNITION OF TAIWAN'S CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 19:
4, Article 9.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol19/iss4/9