Human Aspects of Construction Safety

by Jimmie Hinze, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, 1043 Engrg. Building, Columbia, Mo. 65211,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 1, Pg. 61-72

Document Type: Journal Paper


The environment of construction workers influences their susceptibility to injury. A study of construction road maintenance crews in Missouri shows that the safety performance of individual workers depends substantially on how the worker responds to the work environment, particularly the mental work environment. The safer workers were those who had good working relationships with their foreman and with the employer. In addition, the safer workers were those who indicated that they had good working relationships with their fellow crew members.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Occupational safety | Labor | Traffic safety | Accidents | Infrastructure construction | Maintenance | Missouri | United States

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