CSHM: web-based safety and health monitoring system for construction management

Sai On Cheung*, Kevin K W Cheung, Henry C H Suen

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Introduction: This paper describes a web-based system for monitoring and assessing construction safety and health performance, entitled the Construction Safety and Health Monitoring (CSHM) system. Method: The design and development of CSHM is an integration of internet and database systems, with the intent to create a total automated safety and health management tool. A list of safety and health performance parameters was devised for the management of safety and health in construction. A conceptual framework of the four key components of CSHM is presented: (a) Web-based Interface (templates); (b) Knowledge Base; (c) Output Data; and (d) Benchmark Group. Results: The combined effect of these components results in a system that enables speedy performance assessment of safety and health activities on construction sites. With the CSHM's built-in functions, important management decisions can theoretically be made and corrective actions can be taken before potential hazards turn into fatal or injurious occupational accidents. Impact on Industry: As such, the CSHM system will accelerate the monitoring and assessing of performance safety and health management tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-170
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Safety Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Database and Knowledge-based Systems
  • Internet
  • Performance Assessment
  • Performance Parameters
  • Safety and Health Management


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