A brief review on construction safety in some south-east asian countries

C. W. Leung, Wan Ki Chow

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Local accident rates, particularly in the construction industry, remain high over the years. In this paper, the accident statistics, codes and regulations for construction used in some South-East Asian countries, includingjapan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and the Philippines, are briefly reviewed. Major causes of accidents are investigated and compared with the local construction industry. Based on the results, recommendations are made to the local government to help upgrading safety and health in the industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-49
Number of pages11
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2002


  • Construction safety
  • Safety
  • South-east asia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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