Roadway Construction Safety in Haiti

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Material Information

Title:
Roadway Construction Safety in Haiti
Physical Description:
1 online resource (93 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Vorbe, Veronique
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.B.C.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Building Construction
Committee Chair:
ISSA,RAJA RAYMOND A
Committee Co-Chair:
MUSZYNSKI,LARRY C
Committee Members:
LUCAS,ELMER D

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
construction -- contractor -- contracts -- culture -- ehs -- environment -- foreign -- government -- haiti -- haitian -- health -- insurance -- international -- interviews -- ppe -- project -- requirements -- road -- roadway -- safety -- survey
Building Construction -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Building Construction thesis, M.S.B.C.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
In an undeveloped country like Haïti, labor is cheap, and uneducated, hence safety is not a subject that companies, workers and the government consider to be important. This is a country where safety laws and regulations exist, yet are not applied due to the culture and the failure of the system and government to help enforce the laws. The government does not have specific requirements in regards to environment, health and safety from the companies or the workers, and does not take punitive actions to help enforce construction safety. According to the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, 10% of the roads in Haiti are in good condition, whereas 80% of them are in bad shape. Considering the amount of road construction to be done, the goals of this study are to determine why safety is not seen as an important issue in Haitian road construction and to find out how a Haitian heavy roadway company can adopt a safety culture in order to develop a safety plan. The goal of this research is to develop a model safety plan for a roadway construction company in Haiti based on the different types of data retrieved in the field. A comparative analysis of safety in roadway companies in Haiti will be done. This analysis will be based on surveys and interviews with two companies. Although there are not many Haitian roadway companies, a study of how to develop a safety plan in the roadway construction industry can be helpful to any heavy civil contractor that will work with the Haitian culture, and can be used as a baseline for future study on worker safety in Haiti. Roadway companies in Haiti will be able to use the results to develop and implement both overall company and specific project roadway safety plans.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Veronique Vorbe.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.B.C.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: ISSA,RAJA RAYMOND A.
Local:
Co-adviser: MUSZYNSKI,LARRY C.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-12-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046325:00001