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The focus of a target safety program can vary. They can be focused on preventing causes of injuries, such as struck-by injuries or trench cave-in accidents. Others might be focused on preventing injuries to the back, eyes, hands, or feet. Clearly, the focus can be quite divers...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-216 2/7/2016 6:15:14 AM
This research study was limited to an investigation and prediction of the characteristics of the construction craft work force in the year 2000 as influenced by changes in the United States demographic composition, economic, social, technological, organizational, managerial, ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-028 2/7/2016 6:09:32 AM
This research is very relevant to the construction industry safety programming. In fact the methodology to develop a near miss reporting program can be applied to any industry that is interested in improved safety performance. This topic covered leadership commitment, employee...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-301 4/25/2016 3:58:29 PM
Knowledge Area DefinitionSafety is the identification and control of workplace hazards in order to eliminate fatalities, injuries and illness. Safety takes the form both of preventing events from occurring in the first place, and of protecting people from being exposed to or n...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/safety 2/15/2016 10:23:03 PM
Basic methods for physically putting work in place have not changed dramatically in the last 30 years. The availability of a large supply of trained construction workers has traditionally been assumed when planning projects. That availability, combined with an emphasis on shor...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-016 2/7/2016 6:09:12 AM
Central to a program of construction productivity improvement is a focus on craft worker productivity and its relationship to best practice use. Direct work typically amounts to no more than 35-45 percent of a craft worker s time on the job. Improving craft productivity requir...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-252 2/7/2016 6:16:28 AM
This research team analyzed craft availability in the United States and Canada and its impact on the construction projects performance focusing on cost, schedule, and safety.At the strategic level, RT318 followed two parallel paths to investigate the labor cliff. Following a l...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-318 5/4/2016 2:20:24 PM
This research evaluates the effectiveness of strategies used to improve labor productivity on construction projects. Specifically, it investigates the impacts that early design, early material delivery, and extra construction equipment have on craft productivity. This is calle...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-143 2/7/2016 6:12:06 AM
The construction industry typically does a poor job of selecting and training its supervisors. There is insufficient data regarding the direct impact of supervisory training on improved supervisory performance, productivity, or overall company profits. However, the research di...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Professional-Development/topics/RT-040 2/7/2016 6:19:49 AM
RT-32 was formed to continue research into the area of worker safety. Specifically, it sought to show owners and contractors how to achieve zero accidents on construction projects, and to convince management of the value of an effective safety program by identifying techniques...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-032 2/7/2016 6:18:53 AM
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