Management of Biohazards and Pandemics:COVID-19 and Its Implications in the Construction Sector

Amaechi, Chiemela Victor and Amaechi, Ebube Charles and Amechi, Sharon Chinyere and Oyetunji, Abiodun Kolawole and Kgosiemang, Irish Mpho and Mgbeoji, Okechukwu John and Ojo, Adesola Samson and Moure Abelenda, Alejandro and Milad, Mohamed and Adelusi, Ibitoye and Coker, Akinwale Oladotun (2022) Management of Biohazards and Pandemics:COVID-19 and Its Implications in the Construction Sector. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 11 (1). pp. 34-63. ISSN 2168-1562

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of biohazards and pandemics on construction workers’ health and well-being. A proper selection of control methods for biohazards and pandemics like COVID-19 pandemic will result in improved public health conditions. Occupational risks in the construction industry are also examined, with a focus on biohazards and pandemics, their containment, and the implications for health and safety. A safer work environment in the construction industry is encouraged. In this study, some statistical methods were used to analyse the data obtained from sampled questionnaire. According to the findings, fewer people in poor developing countries get routine check-ups compared to developed countries. The construction industries studied have little or no insurance plans for staff. It also demonstrates that personal protective equipment (PPE) such as nasal masks, helmets, hand gloves, and work aprons can assist in the control of biohazards in the construction sector, such as asthma, cancer, and asbestosis. There should be safety awareness programmes, conferences, and seminars, as well as first-aid kits and HSE and qualified health workers on all building sites. In addition, the government should examine the site for the usage of PPEs and verify that records of family/personal medical history are maintained.

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Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering
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31 Jan 2022 12:15
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