Assessment of Safety and Health Practices in Road ConstructionAuthor/Presenter: Baral, Prashant; Koirala, Madhav Prasad
The construction sector contributes significantly to a country’s socioeconomic growth. It is significant because of the direct and indirect influence it has on all economic activity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and health performance of site workers on various road construction projects in Pokhara metropolitan city and to examine whether the performance indexes were close to the International Labor Organization’s code of practices. The information gathered from the respondents was examined using measure central tendency and prioritized by importance. The results of the questionnaire survey showed that Pokhara metropolitan city’s construction projects were not found to meet the ILO’s health and safety standards whereas few of the rules were effectively followed. Most employees have access to safe drinking and sanitary facilities, with some receiving extra perks. The survey found just seven distinct types of personal protective equipment (PPE), indicating that most workers overlook the use of PPE on the job. Consequently, in addition to quality and quantity, the monitoring office should put greater emphasis on construction site health and safety.