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Abudayyeh, O, Federicks, T, Palmquist, M and Torres, H N (2003) Analysis of Occupational Injuries and Fatalities in Electrical Contracting Industry. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 129(02), 152–8.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Occupational safety; Contractors; Construction industry; construction industry; safety; electrical contracting; data acquisition; statistical databases;
- ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2003)129:2(152)
The purpose of this paper was twofold: (1) to determine jobs/tasks associated with current injury, illness, and fatality trends in the electrical contracting sector of the construction industry; and (2) to identify current safety practices associated with the prevention of these injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. To achieve the project objectives, a survey was designed and sent to Michigan electrical contractors. To design an adequate survey, the research team first collected background information using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics online database, published research, and contractor interviews. This paper presents and discusses the results of this study.