Publications / 2022 Proceedings of the 39th ISARC, Bogotá, Colombia

The Optimized Process for Effective Decision Makings to Minimize Fall From Height (FFH) Accidents on Construction Site

Qinghao Zeng and Jong Han Yoon
Pages 597-604 (2022 Proceedings of the 39th ISARC, Bogotá, Colombia, ISBN 978-952-69524-2-0, ISSN 2413-5844)

As one of the most hazardous industries, the construction sector is specifically dangerous due to its dynamic and unexpected working conditions. Among all the occupational risks, Fall From Height (FFH) accidents remain the riskiest ones for a long time, resulting in a huge loss for projects. Although numerous technologies have been adopted to reduce the occurring rates of FFH accidents, the results are not as satisfying as expected. This research aims to figure out both the casual factors or indicators of the FFH accidents and the limitations of the current sensing system for preventing FFH accidents by conducting a systematic literature review. Based on the findings, this study provides potential solutions to each limitation. In addition, this study proposes the optimized process of FFH accident prevention that enables the relevant stakeholders to make effective decisions on the safety issues associated with FFH accidents. This proposed process will set the foundation for system development to minimize FFH accidents, serving as a contribution to the body of knowledge.

Keywords: Fall from height; Construction safety issues; Technological solutions; Improved system process flow