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Title: Workers' safety in the construction industry in the southern West Bank of Palestine
Authors: Al Sari, M.I
Al Khatib, I.A.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: There are few data about safety in the construction industry in Palestine. The main aim of the study was to assess worker's experiences and perceptions of safety at construction sites in Hebron and Bethlehem governorates of the West Bank. A structured questionnaire was completed through direct interviews with 349 construction workers. Of the respondents, 34.6% had experienced work-related accidents, 13.0% and 65.6% indicated that their workplace did not have a first-aid kit or trained first-aid specialist respectively, 35.8% reported that their work sites did not have safety tools and 83.7% had not received safety training. Workers perceived that awareness and training were the most frequent factor affecting workers' safety, with the foreman position having the greatest impact on the workers' safety. Greater enforcement of the current Palestinian safety laws is needed
Description: 1028-1033
Keywords: Safety
Perception
Questionnaires
Accidents, Occupational
Subject: Construction Industry
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118502
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/10/2012_18_10_1028_1033.pdf
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