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DETERMINING FACTORS AFFECTING SAFETY PERFORMANCE PRACTICES OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS IN GAZA STRIP, PALESTINE
DETERMINING FACTORS AFFECTING SAFETY PERFORMANCE PRACTICES OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS IN GAZA STRIP, PALESTINE

Author(s): Abdelnasser Omran, Hazem Zaid
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Universitatea SPIRU HARET - Faculty of Accounting and Financial Management
Keywords: Factors; Safety Performance; Practices; Construction Contractors; Gaza; Palestine

Summary/Abstract: Construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries due its unique nature. Construction industry in Gaza strip (Palestine) suffered from poor safety performance which results in high rates of fatalities and injuries among workers. This paper aims to evaluate the safety performance and determine the factors affecting safety performance of construction sites in Gaza Strip, Palestine. This study was based on conducting questionnaire survey and targeted project managers, site engineers, and office engineers working for construction firms and consulting offices located in Gaza Strip (Palestine). 60 questionnaires were distributed randomly to the targeted respondents, 47 (78%) questionnaires were returned and analyzed. The findings reveals that the main factors affecting safety performance of construction contractors include pressurize workers to complete the job quickly and forgo safety checks; poor attitude of construction workers towards safety; Extensive use of subcontractors; company has no safety plan; and contractors almost don’t enforce workers to follow safety procedures when performing tasks.

  • Issue Year: 6/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 350-360
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English