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Title: Barriers of Implementing Safety Management in Construction Projects in the State of Kuwait
Authors: Noura G. Al Ghawas 
Supervisor: Dr. Hanouf Al Humaidi
Keywords: safty : kuwait
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: It is well known that the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous industrial sectors when looking at work-related accidents and injuries. Implementing efficient safety management systems is still a crucial issue among these organizations. Therefore, it is essential to stress the focus on improving efforts on safety performances in both large and small organizations in this field. This thesis provides a list of barriers that most affect the implementation of safety in the construction industry in Kuwait. After an investigation of previous studies on the topic, a total of 21 out of 23 critical factors were selected for the analysis using the Delphi Consensus Process. The identified factors were then used to generate a survey which was conducted to collect data from construction organizations mainly in the oil sectors. The questionnaire focused on identifying the key barriers that establishments face when implementing safety. A Principal Components Analysis (Factor Analysis) was used to evaluate the data by the use of the SPSS software (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software) to identify and rank the factors that are obstacles to applying adequate safety on construction sites. The results showed that (1) Communication and Reporting, (2) Competency, (3) Behavior, (4) Contractual barriers, (5) Discrimination, and (6) Awareness are critical barriers that affect the implementation of safety in Kuwait. The purpose of this research is done with the hopes to reduce the overall percentage of accidents within the oil sectors in Kuwait. Further research on a larger scale is required to enhance the results by insuring the largest number of perspectives are involved. The government as well as construction companies need to be more aware of these barriers and provide more focused and attention on the safety of everyone involved.
Appears in Programs:0620 Civil Engineering

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