Authors : Tran Xuan Hien, Ho Ngoc Khoa, SeungIl Lee, Joo Yong Shim and Won Mo Gal Ki
Abstract: As is well known, there are certain economic, cultural and historical differences between Vietnam and Korea. These differences create some variances in the consciousness of the people, particularly workers at construction sites. Consciousness, particularly safety consciousness is the most important factor related to ensuring safety at construction sites. Many possible factors related to these issues will be considered in this study. They will be statistically analyzed after more than (100) questionnaire survey sheets are distributed to workers at construction sites of major (6) cities each in Korea and Vietnam. Workers awareness of penalty-related regulations such as the actual penalties their level of understanding their obligations with regard to HSE, the advice of safety managers about penalties, the correlation between the issuance of a penalty and ensuring safety at construction sites and the level of awareness of penalties were also considered in this study. In contrast, more than 70% of Korean workers do not agree to the issuing of penalties at construction sites. Vietnamese workers agree to pay some penalty for violating HSE regulations which should be followed at construction sites but they do not want to pay it themselves, i.e., out of their own pay.
Tran Xuan Hien, Ho Ngoc Khoa, SeungIl Lee, Joo Yong Shim and Won Mo Gal Ki, 2019. Comparison Analysis of Worker Consciousness Levels at Construction Sites in Vietnam and Korea with a Particular Consideration of Safety Management of Construction. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 117-121.