Mind the gap: professionalization is the key to strengthening safety and leadership in the construction sector

Romero Barriuso, Álvaro and González García, María de las Nieves and Segarra Cañamares, María and Villena Escribano, Blasa María and Rodríguez Sáiz, Ángel (2019). Mind the gap: professionalization is the key to strengthening safety and leadership in the construction sector. "International Journal of Environmental Research And Public Health", v. 16 (n. 11); pp. 1-16. ISSN 1660-4601. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16112045.

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Title: Mind the gap: professionalization is the key to strengthening safety and leadership in the construction sector
Author/s:
  • Romero Barriuso, Álvaro
  • González García, María de las Nieves
  • Segarra Cañamares, María
  • Villena Escribano, Blasa María
  • Rodríguez Sáiz, Ángel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Environmental Research And Public Health
Date: June 2019
ISSN: 1660-4601
Volume: 16
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Training and information, Professionalization, Preventive culture, Construction sector, OHS professionals, Safety investments, Safety management
Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Department: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the reality of risk prevention in construction sector companies in Spain, from the perspective of training, management, and risk prevention, as well as the amount of resources that are allocated to those budget headings. An in-depth comparative review has been conducted, using the data obtained from two focus groups that were expressly created for the study, in conjunction with the Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emergent Risks (ESENER-2) and its Spanish counterpart (ESENER-2 Spain). The focus groups were formed with agents and entrepreneurs involved in the construction sector, from both the public and the private sector, in order to provide greater impartiality to the resulting data. The principal strategic indicators that served as a guideline for the moderators of the different focus groups were analyzed. The results obtained show great similarity between the data from the focus groups and the data from ESENER-2 and ESENER-2 Spain; which demonstrates the idiosyncrasies that surround this productive sector in the European setting, so badly treated by the economic crisis. All of these points highlight the imperative need to professionalize the construction sector, implementing a “risk prevention culture” among all of the agents involved in the constructive-preventive processes that surround construction activities.

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Item ID: 63725
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/63725/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63725
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16112045
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/11/2045
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Dec 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2020 10:03
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