Department - Author 1
Construction Management Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Construction Management
Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)
This project is to examine the perception of jobsite safety practices of California contractors. Preliminary research found that jobsite safety practices are not a hinderance on a project schedule when managed well. A survey of students and industry professionals was the methodology used to gather this information. This survey consisted of various questions about the perception of safety practices on jobsites the respondent has worked on themselves, as well as their perception about safety in the construction industry as a whole. Significant findings were that half of the surveyed individuals had worked on a job site in which they lost time due to a lack of safety equipment. Additionally, a majority of survey respondents agreed that following proper safety procedures slows down production in the field. On the majority of jobsites, workers were unable to bring all of their safety equipment out at once, highlighting an inefficiency in the field. These findings indicate that improvements can be made in efficient safety practices in the future.