A Safety leading indicator approach: an exploratory study of the Nigeria construction sector

Isimemen Judith Ejohwomu*, David Oloke, Lovelin Obi, Olugbenga Oladinrin

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The construction industry assembles the construction space needed for economic actives. However, the construction industry’s reactive approach to safety has a negative impact on the image of the sector. The current study seeks to determine the extent to which proactive tools, such as safety leading indicators (SLIs), are utilized in the construction sector. The study adopted the use of qualitative research methods, and data was collected using interviewees and webscraping. The analysis of the collected data showed that the construction industry adopts the use of a reactive approach to safety management. In addition, the construction segment of the oil and gas industry utilizes a different approach to safety management when compared with other segments of the construction industry. The adoption of proactive measures, such SLIs, could help to address the poor safety performance in the construction industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Joint CIB W099 & W123 Annual International Conference 2021
Subtitle of host publicationChanges and innovations for improved wellbeing in construction
EditorsBilly Hare, Fred Sherratt, Fidelis A. Emuze
Place of PublicationKanata, Canada
PublisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781914188015
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventCIB W099 & W123 Annual International Conference 2021: Changes & innovations for improved wellbeing in construction - Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sept 202110 Sept 2021


ConferenceCIB W099 & W123 Annual International Conference 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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