SAFE WORK BEHAVIOR IN GAZA STRIP CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Moheeb E Ibrahim , Khalid A Al Hallaq

Abstract


Safety is the most challenging issue in Gaza Strip construction industry. Palestinian construction industry suffers recently from poor safety and health conditions as safety rules do not exists and work hazards at the workplace are not perceived. The objective of this paper is to investigate the perceptions of construction workers regarding safey behavior in Gaza Strip construction site . The methodology adopted is based on questionnaire targeting the construction workers. A total number of 300 questionnaires were distributed to workers in the construction sites, while 246 questionnaires were completed which represent the perception of construction workers in Gaza strip and then analyzed to achieve the research objective. The results showed that the workers attitude towards safety varies according to type of work and the perception of the degree of risk associated with their jobs. In addition, more than one-third of respondents have a bad degree of risk awareness as they believe that working with a certain amount of risk exciting.

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