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dc.contributor.authorGangolells Solanellas, Marta
dc.contributor.authorCasals Casanova, Miquel
dc.contributor.authorForcada Matheu, Núria
dc.contributor.authorFuertes Casals, Alba
dc.contributor.authorRoca Ramon, Xavier
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-11T14:36:42Z
dc.date.created2013-02
dc.date.issued2013-02
dc.identifier.citationGangolells, M. [et al.]. Model for enhancing integrated identification, assessment, and operational control of on-site environmental impacts and health and safety risks in construction firms. "Journal of construction engineering and management", Febrer 2013, vol. 139, núm. 2, p. 138-147.
dc.identifier.issn1943-7862 online
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/18774
dc.description.abstractCertifiable management-system standards apply similar management techniques and principles, but each system still tends to have a separate structure in construction companies. Research and practice have demonstrated that management tasks may be duplicated when standards are implemented in parallel. Consequently, integrated management systems are strongly advocated. However, existing literature demonstrates that the integration of planning and control instruments involves a high level of uncertainty. This paper presents an innovative model to enhance the integration of environmental- and health and safety – management systems in construction companies, focusing on the subsystems for identifying, assessing, and operationally controlling environmental aspects and health and safety hazards and using risk as an integrating factor. The findings of this study have direct implications for both designers and contractors because the model helps to explicitly consider on-site environmental impacts and construction-worker safety during the design process and offers on-site guidance to eliminate the remaining impacts and risks or reduce them to acceptable levels. A case study is reported to illustrate the practical use of the proposed model and its benefits.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Seguretat en la construcció
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Seguretat industrial::Prevenció de riscos laborals
dc.subject.lcshBuilding--Safety measures
dc.subject.lcshConstruction industry--Environmental aspects
dc.subject.lcshConstruction industry--Employees--Health and hygiene
dc.titleModel for enhancing integrated identification, assessment, and operational control of on-site environmental impacts and health and safety risks in construction firms
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacConstrucció -- Aspectes ambientals
dc.subject.lemacSeguretat en el treball -- Gestió
dc.subject.lemacConstrucció -- Mesures de seguretat
dc.subject.lemacIndústria de la construcció -- Mesures de seguretat
dc.subject.lemacIndústria de la construcció -- Personal -- Salut i higiene
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000579
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000579
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac11253820
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorGangolells, M.; Casals, M.; Forcada, N.; Fuertes, A.; Roca, X.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of construction engineering and management
local.citation.volume139
local.citation.number2
local.citation.startingPage138
local.citation.endingPage147


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