Assessing safety risks on construction projects using fuzzy analytic network process (ANP): A proposed model

Yuan Peng, Patrick ZOU, Jimmie Hinze

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Abstract

Construction injury accidents are associated with moral, productivity and financial
problems. Past research on construction safety management has been mainly focused on
either improving site conditions, establishing comprehensive legislative mandates or
promoting a safety culture. With the strong emphasis currently being placed on safety
performance, a challenging task for the construction industry is to develop and employ an
effective method to assess safety risks on construction projects. The aim of this research
is to develop a model for assessing construction safety risk based on the fuzzy analytic network process (ANP). This paper first presents a comprehensive literature review of safety risk management and then discusses the reasons why ANP is a suitable and effective method to assess construction safety risk and why fuzzy set theory is introduced in the assessment model. The paper also argues that the assessment of safety risk should be carried out from a project life cycle perspective. Finally, a prototype ANP based life cycle model for assessment of construction safety risk, together with future work for this research, is presented
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CIB W099 International Conference: 14th Rinker International Conference: Evolution of and Directions in Construction Safety and Health
EditorsHinze J
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherIn-house Publishing
Pages599-610
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780979085413
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference Evolution of and Direction in Construction Safety and Health - Gainesville, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 200811 Mar 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference Evolution of and Direction in Construction Safety and Health
CountryUnited States
CityGainesville
Period9/03/0811/03/08

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Peng, Y., ZOU, P., & Hinze, J. (2008). Assessing safety risks on construction projects using fuzzy analytic network process (ANP): A proposed model. In H. J (Ed.), Proceedings of CIB W099 International Conference: 14th Rinker International Conference: Evolution of and Directions in Construction Safety and Health (pp. 599-610). Germany: In-house Publishing.