Title: Construction safety and accident control measures in Industry 4.0 era: an overview

Authors: Soumi Majumder; Debasish Biswas

Addresses: Business Administration Department, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India ' Business Administration Department, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India

Abstract: Throughout the world, the construction sector is one of the most hazardous industries. It includes building residential houses, roads, workplaces, bridges, highways, tunnels, etc. The job consists of risk and fatalities like working with height, excavation, dust, noise, heavy machinery, and equipment, etc. The construction work under the real estate sector is increasing in developing and underdeveloped countries over the past few years. With the development of these types of work occupational hazards, accidents are also increased in the era of Industry 4.0. In the context of maintenance of safe and healthy work culture, it is very important for the construction sites to establish a safety management system. A safe environment is a necessity for all construction workers to make the quality of work-life better. The safety management system has been included in several policies, procedures, plans, objectives, and responsibilities related to construction site safety. In this study, we have highlighted the different parameters of occupational health and safety and its significance in the construction industry mainly focusing on the real estate sector.

Keywords: safety; Industry 4.0; accident; real estate sector; construction sector.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2021.10044872

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2021 Vol.13 No.4, pp.391 - 408

Received: 12 Aug 2020
Accepted: 13 Jan 2021

Published online: 08 Feb 2022 *

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