Analysis of Occupational Health and Safety in Construction Industry in Tanzania

Mbilinyi, James Mark (2015) Analysis of Occupational Health and Safety in Construction Industry in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Construction practitioners’ world – wide are increasingly becoming aware that they cannot concentrate primarily on the technical aspects of the industry alone and ignoring the workers and others who may be adversely affected by construction activities. In most developing countries, including Tanzania, safety consideration in the construction project delivery is not given a high priority. The current approach is that safety interventions occur in response to specific, often major accidents or injury. The main objective of this research is to scrutinize why road and building construction industries in Tanzania have paid little attention to the issues of health and safety in construction sites. Data was obtained from different literatures and fields. Secondary data collected from different sources including publication on health and safety, academic journals, books, official documents and reports from Government Ministries, Agencies, NGO’s and development partners. Conclusively people pay little attention to the things concerning health and safety issues in construction building sites. The absence of clear national health and safety policy to safeguard all issues regarding the welfare of the construction workers in the country is a challenge. The fact is construction industry is still suffering on how health and safety would be safely practiced in construction sites. So, we need to make a clear policy concerning health and safety in general with regards to the construction industry. Also training on health and safety to all stakeholders should be taken into account as well as introduction of safety gears to the workers on the field of construction building sites.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:52
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1176

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