GRANATA PILOT PROJECTS
AN INTERACTIVE APP FOR ON-SITE SAFETY TRAINING BASED ON SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT AND TYPES OF WORK
Various mobile apps are developed and put to the market for addressing the occupational safety issues among all industries. However the construction industry still lacks efficient training tools that can provide dynamic content according to the project schedule and offer customized real-time training to certain worker groups associated with particular construction site. This research looks into potential needs raised from industry about more efficient use of mobile technology for construction safety, and develops an interactive safety training app that allows dynamic training content in real time based on workers' environment and project schedule.
INVESTIGATING THE SOCIOTECHNICAL SYSTEM OF FATAL WORKPLACE INJURIES FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
Approximately 40,000 workers are injured on residential construction sites each year. The research assumes residential injury as the result of a work system's breakdown and aims to investigate fatal workplace injuries using a systems approach. Expected outcomes contribute broadly to homebuilder safety by providing a better demonstration of workplace OSH and injury prevention, the relationship of OSH contributing factors in construction and features of work.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRE-CONSTRUCTION DECISION-MAKING AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF RISK CONTROL: TESTING THE TIME-SAFETY INFLUENCE CURVE
Previous research has linked accidents to design. However, the retrospective nature of these studies has not permitted an analysis of the effectiveness of integrating work health and safety (WHS) into pre-construction decision making. Prospective studies have been lacking. This research provides empirical evidence in support of the relationship between early consideration of WHS and risk control effectiveness by exploring the relationship between the timing with which decisions are made about how to control WHS risks in construction project (i.e. either pre- or post-construction) and the quality of risk control outcomes.