Safety and Health Management in Construction Practices (Using Certificate Programmes)
Mood Naresh,  V Sandeep,  N Pavani
Life and heath are most precious. Safety denotes continuing and healthful living without injury. Safety is freedom from harm or the danger of harm. The word safety also refers to the precautions people take to prevent accidents, harm, danger, loss and air/water/environment pollution. Safety also deals with improvements in working conditions for better health. Safety is important to everyone and at every stage of activities and at all times safety first.
Safety is necessary everywhere and at all times, in homes, on roads, in offices, public places, while traveling, in working in industries. Industry has more hazardous situations and activities than home or an office. Many persons work as team in an industry and safety is of interest to every individual, group of individuals and the total organization. Every individual in the society and an industrial organization has obligation to organize and establish safety disciplines. Safety management is an essential and important part of industrial management.
Well-trained workers are required for building and main-training workforce capacity. Part of the training is accomplished through certificate programmes, in which students complete a series of courses that encompass a body of knowledge. Previous studies have validated the effectiveness of certificate programmes for construction, emergency preparedness, health care and transportation management. This study outlined the benefits and challenges graduates of an occupational safety and health certificate program encountered while implementing changes at their worksite and attempted to make career enhancements after completing a program offered through an OSHA Training Institute Education Center. A 36-question online survey was completed by certificate program graduates who finished the program from 2017 to 2018(6 months to 5 month, post-completion). As a result of completing the program, 93.5% reported that they were better prepared to improve safety and health at their worksite and 81.6% implemented changes. Challenges they encountered included the cost of completing the program, management buy-in for implementing change and limited staff resources.
Keywords- certificate programs, workforce development, safety and healthy training programs.
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Mood Naresh,  V Sandeep,  N Pavani,   "Safety and Health Management in Construction Practices (Using Certificate Programmes)"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.6, Issue 4, pp.546-550, December 2018, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1804097.pdf