HSE management challenges in Iranian civil projects

Fallah, F ; Sharif University of Technology | 2011

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. Publisher: 2011
  3. Abstract:
  4. HSE management is one of the key topics in project management that plays a significant role in indication of success and soundness of projects. According to the official reports and statistics, construction industry has annually incurred a great deal of expenses and losses due to neglecting the role of HSE issues in the projects worldwide. Since many challenges and problems related to HSE faced Iranian civil engineers and construction managers, recently the HSE have been regarded as a highly critical issue in Iran. Observations show that many Iranian managers and engineers, in their daily activities, have the tendency to ignore the HSE related rules. The aim of this research is to evaluate the current status of this highly important topic, as a fundamental and mandatory requirement, in Iranian civil engineering projects. The present research has tried to identify, examine, and demonstrate the most important shortcomings about implementation of the HSE standards in civil projects of the Oil Industry of Iran. By interviewing a number of professional engineers, and holding brainstorming sessions with the HSE experts and senior managers, the major shortcomings were identified, analyzed and their root causes were classified. Furthermore, main difficulties facing implementation of HSE procedures and standards in projects have been determined. At the end, several approaches and recommendations have been suggested in order to enhance the present HSE conditions in Iranian civil projects
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  6. Brainstorming sessions ; Civil engineering projects ; Civil engineers ; Civil projects ; Construction manager ; Critical issues ; Current status ; Daily activity ; HSE management ; Key topics ; Mandatory requirement ; Oil industries ; Professional engineer ; Root cause ; Senior managers ; Civil engineering ; Construction industry ; Engineers ; Managers ; Project management ; Engineering
  7. Source: Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 14 June 2011 through 17 June 2011 ; Volume 3 , 2011 , Pages 2268-2277 ; 9781618392183 (ISBN)