International Conference on Safety, Construction Engineering, and Project Management Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries 19-21 August 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan

Professionals in academia and research, health and safety professionals, practicing and consulting engineers/architects, construction industry professionals, public/private sector managers, builders and developers, policy makers, certification and funding bodies, and government officials concerned with projects and programs in construction are encouraged to participate and contribute to the conference
Introduction To Construction Managment and Safety Research Center (CM&SRC)

Although state-of-the-art safety, health, and environmental management systems are common in the developed world as well as some developing countries, enforcement of safety regulations on construction sites in Pakistan is very limited. It is estimated that 6 to 7 percent of the labor force in Pakistan is directly associated with the construction industry, and anecdotal evidence indicates that construction worker injury and fatality rates are about four times higher in Pakistan than in the United States. This project aims to improve the safety climate in Pakistan by establishing a Center of Excellence to conduct and promote construction safety research, education, and training in Pakistan. The project will not only build the capacity of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), one of the country’s premier engineering institutions, but will also support the local construction industry in moving toward self regulation and realizing the need for establishing an administrative body for implementing occupational health and safety standards. The safety guidelines developed and training sessions presented through this project will support stakeholder organizations in designing and implementing safety management systems and introducing a safety culture within the industry. Consequently, the project should produce long-term social benefits by enhancing the safety and well-being of construction industry workers.

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