Occupational health and safety

Alternate Term Label:
Industrial safety
Workplace health and safety
Fact sheet

Teacher wellbeing and COVID-19: CSI response for teachers and schools

The health and safety of teachers and their families must be a priority, as they try and balance the different demands at work and home. This fact sheet explores the importance of recognition, acknowledgement and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Journal article

Visual management of daily construction site space use

When space use over time is not planned, trades may get stacked in areas of the jobsite that are labor intensive, which may hamper productivity and cause safety concerns. This paper presents a simple space scheduling program called LoSite that helps workers involved in doing...
Report

Heat stress and work in the era of climate change: what we know, and what we need to learn

Research has confirmed that climate change is contributing to the growing problem of heat stress in a wide range of Australian workplaces. This report provides first-hand accounts of dangerous levels of heat stress experienced in a range of occupations – including construction, outdoor maintenance work...
Conference paper

Lean, psychological safety, and behavior-based quality: a focus on people and value delivery

Psychological safety is a construct that can help to bridge the gap in our knowledge of the influence of human factors in the design and success of construction processes, and is based on assessments about the risks associated with an action. Lean principles, such as...
Journal article

Deep learning in the construction industry: a review of present status and future innovations

The construction industry is known to be overwhelmed with resource planning, risk management and logistic challenges which often result in design defects, project delivery delays, cost overruns and contractual disputes. The overall aim of this article was to review existing studies that have applied deep...
Report

Work and life in a pandemic: an update on hours of work and unpaid overtime under COVID-19

This research reveals that almost three-quarters of Australians 'working from home' are doing at least some of it in non-work-time. The report calls for additional protections for people working from home, including limits on hours, overtime pay when relevant, allowances for extra home office expenses...
Technical report

Health and safety management using building information modelling: phase one report

This report presents the outcomes of Phase 1 of four phases and identifies solutions for integrating the work health and safety (WHS) aspect in BIM-enabled project planning, design and delivery.
Journal article

IT-based control and assessment of partnering relations in construction projects

This paper presents a digital system for controlling and assessing partnering relations during the carrying out of construction projects, called “B-rel”. The study shows that developing partnering relations in construction projects has the greatest carryover to benefits concerning their time and cost.
Journal article

Migration and health in the construction industry: culturally centering voices of Bangladeshi workers in Singapore

Construction workers globally face disproportionate threats to health and wellbeing, constituted by the nature of the work they perform. This paper draws on the culture-centered approach (CCA) to dialogically articulate meanings of workplace risks and injuries, voiced by Bangladeshi migrant construction workers in Singapore.
Journal article

Refiguring global construction challenges through ethnography

As our more recent work has shown, ethnographic engagements in the construction industry reveal social, experiential and often unspoken ways of knowing. It is vital to understand these aspects in order to address any of the industry’s enduring challenges, such as worker training and safety...