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Construction Safety Education Satisfying Industry Needs

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.168.1 - 5.168.10



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Gouranga Banik

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Gouranga C. Banik, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor Construction Department Southern Polytechnic State University 1100 S. Marietta Pkwy Marietta, GA 30060


Implementation of safety and health programs on construction projects requires a well- educated workforce that is knowledgeable in safety requirements and procedures. Suckarieh and Diamantes (1995) indicated that time dedicated to construction safety training is not adequate. He mentioned that formal training could have a significant impact on students’ performance as soon as they graduate. Coble et al. (1998) mentioned that safety education for the Building Construction Management students has not often been a high priority in US universities. J. Christian (1999) observed that teaching a class like safety is sometimes difficult as the students regard its regulatory nature as is "boring".

The need for construction safety education is now a consensus issue among the construction educators and the industry for its enormous contribution towards the reduction of number and costs of accidents. A literature review reveals that very limited study has been carried out regarding the scope of this course and how it can be taught in the construction management/engineering programs. The content and approach of teaching safety courses in different schools varies according to the background of the faculty and the available resources of the department.

Banik, G. (2000, June), Construction Safety Education Satisfying Industry Needs Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8236

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