Construction Safety

  • Rita Yi Man Li
  • Sun Wah Poon

Part of the Risk Engineering book series (RISK)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rita Yi Man Li, Sun Wah Poon
    Pages 1-11
  3. Rita Yi Man Li, Sun Wah Poon
    Pages 65-80
  4. Rita Yi Man Li, Sun Wah Poon
    Pages 117-121
  5. Rita Yi Man Li, Sun Wah Poon
    Pages 137-151
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-159

About this book

Introduction

A close-to-ideal blend of suburb and city, speedy construction of towers of Babylon, the sparkling proportion of glass and steel buildings’ facade at night showcase the wisdom of humans. They also witness the footsteps, sweats and tears of architects and engineers. Unfortunately, these signatures of human civilizations are swathed in towering figures of construction accidents. Fretting about these on sites, different countries adopt different measures on sites. This book firstly sketches the construction accidents on sites, followed by a review on safety measures in some of the developing countries such as Bermuda, Egypt, Kuwait and China; as well as developed countries, for example, the United States, France and Singapore. It also highlights the enormous compensation costs with the courts’ experiences in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

Keywords

Compensation Construction Economics Construction Safety Occupational Health Safety Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Rita Yi Man Li
    • 1
  • Sun Wah Poon
    • 2
  1. 1., Economics and FinanceHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongChina, People's Republic
  2. 2., Department of Real EstateUniversity of Hong KongPokfulamChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35046-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35045-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35046-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-433X
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-4348
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