Journal article

Qualitative Analysis of the Occupational Health and Safety Performance of Chinese International Construction Projects

Zhen Lei, Wenzhe TANG, Colin Duffield, Lihai Zhang, K Hui, Richun You

Sustainability | MDPI AG | Published : 2018

Abstract

Chinese contractors undertaking international projects are frequently criticized for their poor Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) performance. It is noticed that people with different occupations may perceive OHS differently. From a qualitative perspective, this study investigates the perceived OHS performances of design managers and construction managers engaged in Chinese overseas construction projects, considering a range of subgroups classified by people’s overseas experience, project size, project industry, project location, and firm size. The analysis was based on an e-questionnaire survey that sampled responses from 52 design managers and 160 construction managers involved in 110 i..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering


Awarded by Major Science and Technology Research Project of Power China


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant nos. 51579135, 51379104, 51079070), State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering (grant nos. 2013-KY-5, 2015-KY-5), and the Major Science and Technology Research Project of Power China (grant nos. DJ-ZDZX-2015-01-02, DJ-ZDZX-2015-01-07).