Accident Causation and Safety Management in a Construction Firm Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation Accident Causation and Safety Management in A Construction Firm Employee safety in any organization is the key element that concerns the management and in particular human resource department. To be more specific safety should be the priority in a construction firm. There are many risks involved in handling the heavy machinery and the inventory that constitutes a construction firm. The article by Silvia Gherardi Davide Nicolini and Francesca Odella focuses on the safety measures in a building firm. The article divides the personnel involved in a construction business as two communities; the building engineers and having rules. In my opinion the mentioned strategies serve to prevent accidents but not exhaustively as it should also include educating the workers on how to apply safety measures and the advantage of adhering to these rules. Some workers are prone to ignorantly breaking the rules since they are not strictly enforced. References Perlman A. Sacks R. & Barak R. (2014). Hazard recognition and risk perception in construction. Safety science 64 22-31. Gherardi S. Nicolini D. & Odella F. (1998). What do you mean by safety? Conflicting perspectives on accident causation and safety management in a construction firm. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 6(4) 202-213. [...]
Choose a journal article from the CSU Online Library that deals with any of the material presented in the first four units of this course. The article itself must be more than one page in length. The EBSCO Database (Business Source Complete) is a good source of journals for safety related articles. If you have a specific area of interest that is covered later in the course, you may ask for professor approval. Your Article Critique must be two to four pages in length, double spaced. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Some suggested topics include the organizational role of the safety professional, the “business” of safety, hazard avoidance models, current regulatory trends in occupational safety and health, the safety professional's role in disaster preparedness, workplace standards, and current occupational health issues. The Article Critique must include the following components: a brief introduction to the article, a summary and analysis of the key points in the article, whether or not the article supports the concepts as presented in the textbook, and a summary of the article's conclusions and your own opinions.